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Saiga Antelope

Saiga Antelope - Critically, Antelope, Endangered, Saiga
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Saiga antelope have survived since the ice ages — the species has shared the world with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. But catastrophic disease and poaching have put the species in a critical place.Uncontrolled illegal hunting for horns (male horns are exported for the traditional Chinese medicine trade) and meat since the break-up of the former USSR has led to the catastrophic fall in numbers. Selective hunting of young males and subsequent distortion of the sex ratio has affected reproduction: recent research shows that heavily skewed sex ratios are resulting in reproductive collapse (Milner-Gulland et al. 2003). A second significant threat is the destruction of key habitats and traditional migration routes. Agricultural abandonment is a problem in some areas; cattle grazing formerly maintained the grassy species but land abandonment allows another species (Stippa sp.) to encroach, which the Saiga cannot eat. The recent increase in steppe fires is a further cause for concern. Severe winters can cause mass mortality.Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2acd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mallon, D.P.
Reviewer(s): Milner-Gulland, E.J. & Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority)
Justification:
The population has shown an observed decline of over 80% over the last 10 years and the decline is continuing. Severely skewed sex ratios are leading to reproductive collapse.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 – Critically Endangered (CR)
2002 – Critically Endangered (CR)
2000 – Lower Risk/conservation dependent (LR/cd)
1996 – Vulnerable (VU)
Critically Endangered
blueangels1015 Uploaded by blueangels1015 on . Saiga Antelope - Desktop Nexus Animals Download free wallpapers and background images: Saiga Antelope. Desktop Nexus Animals background ID 2412416. Saiga antelope have survived since the ice ages — the species has shared the world with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats. But catastrophic disease and poaching have put the species in a critical place.Uncontrolled illegal hunting for horns (male horns are exported for the traditional Chinese medicine trade) and meat since the break-up of the former USSR has led to the catastrophic fall in numbers. Selective hunting of young males and subsequent distortion of the sex ratio has affected reproduction: recent research shows that heavily skewed sex ratios are resulting in reproductive collapse (Milner-Gulland et al. 2003). A second significant threat is the destruction of key habitats and traditional migration routes. Agricultural abandonment is a problem in some areas; cattle grazing formerly maintained the grassy species but land abandonment allows another species (Stippa sp.) to encroach, which the Saiga cannot eat. The recent increase in steppe fires is a further cause for concern. Severe winters can cause mass mortality.Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2acd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Mallon, D.P.
Reviewer(s): Milner-Gulland, E.J. & Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority)
Justification:
The population has shown an observed decline of over 80% over the last 10 years and the decline is continuing. Severely skewed sex ratios are leading to reproductive collapse.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2003 – Critically Endangered (CR)
2002 – Critically Endangered (CR)
2000 – Lower Risk/conservation dependent (LR/cd)
1996 – Vulnerable (VU)
Critically Endangered
Rating: 4.1

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SolarMama
Posted by SolarMama on 08/21/18 at 01:49 PM
What an unusual animal. Never heard of it before. It's such a horrible shame that they are so endangered. Beautiful species.
blueangels1015
Posted by blueangels1015 on 08/21/18 at 06:00 AM
save the animals~
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Uploaded By: blueangels1015
Date Uploaded: August 21, 2018
Filename: SaigaAntelope.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1680
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