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    19 september 2016
    More than 20 thousand individuals of white-headed duck were registered in Akmola region
    On the Tengiz-Korgalzhyn lakes in Akmola region, from the 13th to the 16th of September 2016, there were registered more than 20 thousand individuals of white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala) which is a globally endangered species of ducks listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan.
    1 july 2016
    Inspection of the fence along the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the Ustyurt region at saiga migration routes
    Already in autumn 2011 Kazakhstan started with the construction of a border fence at the border to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan of about 1.7 m height, made up from 8 strands of barbed wire. By the end of 2012 this construction work was finished. On a length of not less than 150 km, this fence crosses the habitat of the critically endangered Saiga antelope of the Ustyurt population.
    18 april 2016
    Surprising findings from research on saiga antelope mass die-off
    In continued analyses of samples from the catastrophic mass die-off of saiga antelopes from May 2015, several laboratories in Kazakhstan under the lead of the Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems (RIPBS) have identified the bacterium Pasteurella multocida as the causative agent of haemorrhagic septicaemia, which led to the death of the animals.
    21 september 2015
    Seminar on combating illegal wildlife trade
    Regional Technical Seminar on the fight against illegal wildlife trade in Central Asia was held in Bishkek, September, 17-18.
    9 september 2015
    UNESCO assessment mission in Kazakhstan
    In late August, the "Western Tien Shan" object was assessed by a special mission for inclusion in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nomination includes a number of cross-border protected areas of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.