Ten Mongolian saigas collared with satellite collars | WWF

Ten Mongolian saigas collared with satellite collars



Posted on 13 October 2017
sample was taken from all 10 individuals for the disease control in the population.
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To make wildlife conservation efficient, scientifically based studies are crucial.  In this line, the WWF-Mongolia has started a saiga antelope study using satellite  collars. Under this task, the WWF-Mongolia specialists jointly with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Prague zoo, and Saiga ranger network collared nine females and one male saiga between Sep.16 and Sep.27, 2017.
Purpose of the study is to determine saiga’s seasonal movement and connection between source and sink populations of the saiga populations in Mankhan, Khuisiin Gobi and Shargyn Gobi. Moreover, sample was taken from all 10 individuals for the disease control in the population.  Results of the study will be baseline data for further preventive measures. The specialists say that they are able to collect data from the collars within three years and have already received their early data.  
Regarding the current population status of the Mongolian saiga, the species population has reduced to 4,961 according to the inventory (March, 2017) because thousands of individuals were infected and died due to goat plague disease outbreak.
 
sample was taken from all 10 individuals for the disease control in the population.
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The specialists say that they are able to collect data from the collars within three years and have already received their early data.
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