According to the aerial count of 2023, the increase in the number of saigas in the three populations was 597,000, or 45.3% of the last year's figure. The largest population is the Ural population - 1.13 million individuals, Betpak-dala population - 745,300, and Ustyurt population - 39,700.
We remind, the aerial counting of saigas this year was conducted from April 15 to May 5 by the staff of "Okhotzooprom" together with the regional inspections of the Committee of Forestry and Wildlife and scientific experts of the Kazakhstan Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ACBK).
Photo: Mikhail Spiegelman
Saiga numbers in Kazakhstan have reached more than 1.9 million