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Tom Kellie posted a topic in World wildlifehttps://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-goat-plague.html ~ This June, 2017 article from Medical Xpress tells how the viral animal illness ‘peste des petits ruminants’ (PPR), or goat plague, has killed more than half of the remaining 10,000 saiga in Mongolia since 2016. Domestic goats and sheep in Mongolia are being vaccinated and their movements restricted to slow the spread of the illness. There's concern that it might also affect the wild Bactrian camels in southern Mongolia.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in World wildlifehttps://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/ancient-people-built-mysterious-giant-204000042.html ~ This article from Business Insider explains how structures in the Middle East and Central Asia called ‘desert kites’ were used to funnel herd animals into ditches for slaughter. Constructed in prehistoric times, the structures influenced and thereby directed herd movement, very possibly causing extinction of such species as the Persian gazelle, or threatening the saiga.
jeremie posted a topic in World wildlifeApparently there is a huge and devastating epidemic that killed half of the saga in the last 20 days, and it seems it is not over yet... http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/05/29/kazakhstans-ecological-mystery-why-have-over-100000-saiga-antelopes-died-in-just-a-few-weeks/ http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0528-hance-saiga-mortalities.html