Saigaks, cute but endangered species of Russian wildlife

More than a few programs have been developed by various organizations. But often the situation changes before the programs can be implemented. This year, under the World Wildlife Fund's European Initiative for Large Herbivores, funded by the government of the Netherlands, a small grant — the first of its kind — was allocated for the protection of saigaks in Kalmykia, Russia.

More than a few programs have been developed by various organizations. But often the situation changes before the programs can be implemented. This year, under the World Wildlife Fund's European Initiative for Large Herbivores, funded by the government of the Netherlands, a small grant — the first of its kind — was allocated for the protection of saigaks in Kalmykia, Russia.

Evgeniy Polonskiy
Saigaks are wild ungulates that live in the steppes of Russia. They inhabit the south-east of European Russia, in the Lower Volga region (pictured: Astrakhan saigaks).

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