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Mongolia|environment|November 22, 2021 / 11:51 AM
Mongolian saiga population hits 10,077

AKIPRESS.COM - Every year, experts from WWF-Mongolia together with Saiga Ranger Network take on the immense task of counting Mongolian Saigas to monitor the population.

The team completed the census in October 2021 and the number of Mongolian saiga population has increased to about 10,077 individuals. Last year, the census reported there were approximately 8,500 Mongolian saigas.

The number of Mongolian saigas is estimated by the linear transect method, with an average of 12,555 individuals in the Shargyn Gobi, Khuisiin Gobi, and Darviin Khooloi, which are the main distribution areas. At a 95 percent confidence level, there were at least 9,181 Mongolian saigas.

The total number of Mongolian saigas is at least 10,077, with 896 individuals in the small populations of Mankhan, Zavkhan, and Khomin Tal, Montsame reports.

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