Conservation: Asia Program
Species and Habitat Enhancement
The SCI Foundation assists governments and non-government organizations in wildlife management planning, capacity building and related activities to ensure that wildlife resources are sustainable. These partnerships unite efforts and resources to achieve common conservation objectives.
In several regions of Asia, the SCI Foundation is working with governments to conduct population surveys on game species. From these studies, credible information will be provided to support science-based wildlife policy and management decisions.
The project has given insight into the population size of the species as well as recruitment based on lambing season surveys. Additional surveys have supplied information about sex ratios and age class structure.
Markhor and Urial
Facing a decline in population numbers, the Torghar Conservancy was established for markhor and urial, and anti-poaching measures were implemented, jobs were created and social and conservation.
SCI Foundation continues the preliminary research on snow leopard ecology investigation with scouting cameras used in the Western Sayan Mountain Ridge within the territories of the "Idzhir" hunting lease and the State Nature Biosphere Reserve "Sayano-Shushensky."
The saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) has rapidly declined throughout its entire range over the past 15 years, and until recently, biologists have not understood why.