Saiga

Saiga

400.00
  • 120mm x 80mm

  • Hand sculpted

  • Stained porcelain & parian

  • Status in the wild: Critically Endangered

  • 15% of profit sales are donated to support wildlife conservation efforts around the world

Currently, there are five Saiga populations: one in Russia, three in Kazakhstan and one in Mongolia. Saiga populations are inherently vulnerable to mass mortality from a range of diseases. Since 2010, four disease outbreaks have caused large-scale mortality in Saiga. The most severe resulted in the death of over 200,000 Saiga in the course of three weeks in May 2015. The cause of this outbreak (and suspected in the earlier two) has been shown to be triggered by environmental conditions including abnormally high humidity and temperature. Warm and wet climatic conditions are expected to increase in frequency due to effects of recorded and predicted climate change.

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