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Uploaded on Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
by Jarle Mjaasund
Saiga antelope populations
Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal
Saigas have been hunted since prehistoric times and today poaching remains the primary threat to this critically endangered species. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Saiga populations crashed by more than 95% within a decade. While a number of Saiga populations are starting to stabalize, three continue to be in a precarious state (North-West Pre-Caspian, Ural and Ustiturt populations).