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Evaluating Approaches to Public Engagement in Saiga Conservation


Ref: EIDPO018
Type: Post-Project
Project Leader: Dr EJ Milner-Gulland
Lead Institution: Imperial College
Host Country Institutions: Institute of Ecology& Evolution, Russian Academy of Science, Dharma Centre, Arshan Childrens Home, Yashkul School, Stepnoi Sanctuary, Centre for Ecological Projects, Chemya Zemli Reserve, Centre for Wild Animals
Start Date: 2006-05-01
End Date: 2007-12-31
Funding: £64,600.00
Website: http://www.saiga-conservation.com/home.html
Status: Completed
Regions: Europe & Central Asia
Countries: Kazakhstan, Russia
Purpose: To safeguard the future of the saiga antelope in Kalmykia through constructive engagement with the public.
Outputs: a) Saiga monitoring system is in place and being used to provide data for assessment of conservation success. b) Successful visitor centre at the Centre for Wild Animals of Kalmykia. c) Continuation of rotating cows project based at Centre for Wild Animals and serving areas to the west of the Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve. d) Public awareness campaign in area north of the Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve carried out by Centre for Ecological Projects. e) Continuation of anti-poaching activities by rangers of the Stepnoi Sanctuary (east of the Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve). f) A comparison of public attitudes and behaviours in the three regions, drawing lessons for future engagement with the public in the Chernye Zemli region. g) A high level of positive media attention and official support for our work achieved within Kalmykia. h) Project staff engaged actively with environmental education in local schools and temples, and children enthused by saiga conservation. i) International links established between educators in the UK and Kalmykia, leading to ongoing support for saiga conservation at the grassroots level in both countries.

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Documents:
Title: EIDPO018 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 Ann3-5 BBC Wildlife article
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 ann3-7 Imperial College press
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 Ann3-6 Local press
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 Ann3-4 Love an Animal flyer
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 Ann3-3 Saiga Conservation Alliance flyer
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 Ann3-2 Saiga News 4
Download: Newsletter [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 Ann3-1 Saiga News 3
Download: Newsletter [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO018 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]