Thursday 21 March 2024

The Saga of the Saiga Antelope

If you too have had a long face reading about the decimation of the Saiga Antelope's populations from hunting and disease over the years, there's some news that might bring a smile to your face too! Efforts by the Kazakh government, NGOs and people have paid off enough to bring the Saiga from critically endangered to near-threatened on the IUCN Red List. In these times, that's a long jump, even for an antelope!

Not-so-fun-fact: The bird in the comic strip, a Sociable Lapwing, is a critically endangered steppe species too.

Comic for DW Envronment.

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