Saiga antelopes are part of the steppe, just as bison are part of the prairie. Yet this rare animal only survives in five areas in Asia. NABU is helping to preserve the saiga in Kazakhstan with projects for community-based conservation and environmental education. more →
Science tells us that, worldwide, 26,000 species go extinct every year. But mankind is far away from understanding which role and importance each of them holds in the ecosystem. The consequences of their extinction are non-predictable.
NABU is globally engaged in ensuring the survival of key species. Protected areas can provide habitats for endangered species. Likewise, community-based conservation management can ensure that endangered wildlife can coexist with humans.
We actively support intergovernmental species protection programs like CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) or CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals). And we are committed in the international BirdLife network, supporting local BirdLife partners.
NABU also engages in direct protection measures, e.g. anti-poaching squads for the endangered snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan or protection of migratory birds.
Snow leopards are among the most endangered big cats on earth. Only 4,000 to 6,400 animals now live in the wild. NABU has been committed to the survival of snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan since 1999 and has extended its commitment to Tajikistan, Pakistan and Nepal. more →
The goitered gazelle inhabits Asian steppes and semi-deserts from the Arabian Peninsula to northern China. The little gazelle was once at home in Kyrgyzstan too, but has become locally extinct. NABU is supporting a project to reintroduce this species. more →
The Sengileevsky Mountains Reserve and National Park Tschawasch Warmane are located on the Volga River – over than 700 kilometers east of Moscow. This areas belong to the main breeding grounds for the rare Eastern Imperial Eagle. Since 2010, we have been committed to the protection of these majestic birds. more →