Foreign experts have finally presented their preliminary findings into the tragic pestilence of hundreds of thousands of rare saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan.
Causes of the recent massive die-out of rare saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan is studied by South African specialists.
Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance has commented on the mass saigas die off in Kazakhstan.
The number of endangered rare saiga antelopes found dead in Kazakhstan over the past two weeks has reached 90,000.
Kazakhstan Minister of Environment declared that saiga antelopes may be reintroduced into the market after the population is large enough.
Almaty customs officers have got four detection dogs from Europe and America. The joint effort is called to help save the dwindling saiga antelope population in Kazakhstan.
Mortality of 3 thousand saiga antelopes has been registered in Akmola and Karaganda oblasts in central Kazakhstan.
The population growth has not been affected even by poachers who hunt saiga for its horns used in Chinese medicine.
Kazakhstan Ministry of Agriculture is planning to raise the population of saiga antelopes to half a million in Kazakhstan.
Saiga antelopes population has increased by more than one third in Kazakhstan in two years.
Pasteurellosis is quoted as the most likely cause of the new surge of saiga's deaths in Kazakhstan.
The animal death toll stands at over 400.
Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov discussed thesituation around large number of saiga dieing in West Kazakhstan oblast.
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