CIC Renews its Commitment to Support Saiga Conservation
The CIC generously supports the Small Grants Programme 2010 of the Saiga Conservation Alliance.
The Saiga Conservation Alliance (SCA) is a network of conservationists working together towards the preservation of the saiga antelope in the wild as the flagship species of the Central Asian and pre-Caspian steppes, reflecting the species’ cultural and economic value to local people and its fundamental role in the steppe ecosystem.
CIC has been a supporter of the SCA since its inception in 2006, as the first Institutional Partner. CIC has pledged to work with other partners and stakeholders to further the mission and goals of the SCA.
Small Grants Programme
The SCA has run an annual small grants competition since 2007. This aims to build grassroots capacity for saiga conservation by supporting small self-contained projects within the saiga range states, undertaken by those without access to large-scale international funding, and demonstrably contributing to fulfillment of the Medium Term Work Programme of the MOU on saiga conservation under the UN Convention on Migratory Species.
Details on this year’s Small Grants Programme can be found: www.saiga-conservation.com/news_article/items/small-grants-programme-2010.html