Migration Bottlenecks, Climate, and the Conservation of Pleistocene Relicts in Central Asia

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Using GPS technology on the formerly widespread but now endangered saiga in Mongolia, we identified a 5-km wide critical corridor, whose protection is critical for maintaining migration and meta-population structure.

Migration Bottlenecks

Saiga have faced the long term threat of climate change and now the more immediate danger of human persecution and habitat degradation. In less than two decades, numbers have dropped 95% from 1,000,000 to 50,000.