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S.- SAVE O. - OUR S.-SAIGA!! The creative work made by pupils of the 10 form of Komsomolsk secondary school №1 of Komsomolskyi.
What are saigas? A saiga (Saiga tatarica) is a steppe antelope It lives in semi- deserts and steppes
Our goal is 1) Tell YOU about these animals 2) and make you tell YOUR friends further about saiga problem 3) through this try to prevent saiga from dying out YOU Your friends
What do they look like? Appearance: In summer: the saiga’s coat a rich chestnut colour and its belly and legs are pale. In winter: it has a thick, pale buff coat
What do they look like? Height: Roughly the size of a goat, about 70cm tall. Weight: Males weigh about 41kg and females about 28kg. Diet: Grasses, herbs and shrubs.
Why do they have such a funny nose?;) The large humped nose hangs over the mouth of the saiga. The nose is flexible it helps to breathe clean air during dusty summers and warm air during cold winters.
History of saigas During the Ice Age the saiga lived from the British Isles through Central Asia. At the beginning of the 18th century it was still distributed from the shores of the Black Sea and the northern edge of the Caucasus into Dzungaria and Mongolia.
Where are saigas now? They live in Kalmykia, three areas of Kazakhstan and in Mongolia , Tukmenistan and Uzbekistan
Saiga in Zoos Currently only the Moscow Zoo keeps saiga. Cologne, Germany and San Diego Zoos, USA, had them in the past.
How many saigas are there? Now there are only 50 000 species! The global saiga numbers have declined by over 95%
How many saigas are there in Kalmykia? In 1960- about 800 thousand individuals. in 1995 -to 250 thousand heads. in 1977- reached 700 000 now- about 15 000 individuals
Saigas in Kalmykia
Why should we protect saigas? Poaching/ Hunting Weather change Steppe fires Wolves Too much cattle Too little attention…
Hunting and poaching for meat...
Hunting and poaching ….for horns
Weather change Desertification
Weather change Cold winters
Too much cattle
Conservation funds Saiga conservation alliance - network of researchers and ecologists from England, Russia,Kazakhstan and others
Saiga conservation in Kalmykia “Chernije zemli” – a UNESCO nature reserve - in Chernozemelskii region - founded in 1990 - the reserve also has colonies of egrets, cormorants, and rare pelicans.
The centre for wild animals and the Saiga Breeding Centre In Elista and Yashkul region
Saiga Breeding Centre -800 hectars There is a lab, visit centre, saiga museum Round 70 saigas
Saiga Breeding Centre: what does it do? Takes care of saigas
Saiga Breeding Centre: what does it do? The seventh generation of saiga-babies was born here already
Saiga Breeding Centre: what does it do? Organises lectures for scientists and excursions for children
Our saiga is in danger!!!
Tell YOUR friends about saiga
Let’ s save our saiga together!!!
Steppe without saiga is like kalmyk tea without milk (Tim Cope)
Thanks to these web-sites: http://www.kalmpriroda.ru http://saiga.kz http://www.saiga-conservation.com www.biodiversity.ru http://saigak.biodiversity.ru http://www.fotokalmykia.ru www.wikipedia.org
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