- 12/15/2022Project update
More Kulan return home12/15/2022Project update
More Kulan return home
Four Kulan, an Asiatic wild ass, were transported 2,100 km by helicopter to an area where the species once roamed.
- 12/13/2022Press release
Altyn Dala – a model of restoration12/13/2022Press release
Altyn Dala – a model of restoration
The Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative aims to restore large steppe areas in Kazakhstan to their natural state. Today, the Initiative has been awarded a “World Restoration Flagship” by the United Nations. As one of Altyn Dala’s partners, we are proud to have contributed to the success of the project.
- 07/12/2022Project update
A great migration returned07/12/2022Project update
A great migration returned
Kazakhstan’s saiga antelope total more than a million!
- 10/19/2021Project update
Collars for Conservation10/19/2021Project update
Collars for Conservation
Since 2009 FZS partner the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) has been collecting tracking data to help better understand the movement patterns of the critically endangered saiga antelope. Collars fitted this year will help to study the migration behaviour of a growing saiga population and guide … Read more
- 09/15/2021Project update
Kulan migration insights could guide future reintroductions09/15/2021Project update
Kulan migration insights could guide future reintroductions
A new research article published in the journal Frontiers in Conservation Science describes the post-release movement behaviour of kulan in the Torgai region of Central Kazakhstan, and provides valuable insights for future reintroduction efforts.
- 08/09/2021FZS in the media
Saiga antelopes bounce back after mass die-off08/09/2021FZS in the media
Saiga antelopes bounce back after mass die-off
In 2015 tragedy struck Kazakhstan’s saiga antelopes. A usually benign bacteria, made deadly by climatic changes, killed thousands of the animals. But now there’s a baby boom on the steppe.
- 06/05/2021Project update
Saigas Bounce Back06/05/2021Project update
Saigas Bounce Back
Kazakhstan’s population of the critically endangered antelope now nearing a million.
- 05/07/2021Press release
Launch of First Global Initiative to Map Ungulate Migrations Comes at Crucial Time for Kazakhstan’s Saiga Antelope05/07/2021Press release
Launch of First Global Initiative to Map Ungulate Migrations Comes at Crucial Time for Kazakhstan’s Saiga Antelope
An international team of 92 scientists and conservationists has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate migrations. Detailed maps of the herds’ seasonal movements will help governments, indigenous people and local communities, and wildlife managers to identify current and emerging threats to migrations and guide their protection.
- 04/18/2016Press release
Surprising findings from research on saiga antelope mass die-off04/18/2016Press release
Surprising findings from research on saiga antelope mass die-off
Scientists agree, that a bacterium causing haemorrhagic septicaemia led to the tragic mass die-off of saiga antelopes during May 2015 in Kazakhstan.