Kazakhstan to legalise hunting of the once-threatened Saiga antelope

Akmola (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – In Kazakhstan, the round-snouted Saiga antelopes were once on the verge of extinction. Today, with a population of around two million individuals according to the government, they are causing damage to farms and competing with the steppe’s livestock – resulting in the govnernment’s decision to legalise their hunting. The subject is sensitive in a country where antelopes are widely revered.


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