Friday, July 26, 2013
Saiga (Saiga tatarica) populations have collapsed: dropping around 95 percent in just 15 years. The species, a relic of the Pleistocene, is currently listed as Critically Endangered.
And now, a booming cashmere trade is eating up habitat for saiga, as well as other animals, like snow leopards and wild yaks.
Read more: MongaBay.com