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Kazakhstan is a huge country in Central Asia with a wealth of landscapes and biodiversity. These vary from Siberian Altai in the north-east of the country to desert and mountains in the south-east.

Rapid economic development is helping to reduce poverty in Kazakhstan. Protection of the environment is now more important than ever for the stewardship of Kazakhstan’s rich natural assets such as the unique saiga antelope and stunning montane forests.

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is working on the Ustyurt Plateau, which straddles the border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, on a landscape scale conservation project.

Our work in Kazakhstan

Conserving the Ustyurt Plateau landscape and the saiga antelope


The Ustyurt Plateau is a temperate desert, covering an area of 200,000 km² which extends across Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The plateau supports a unique but highly threatened steppe ecosystem, which harbours one of the last populations of the Critically Endangered saiga antelope. The saiga has experienced one of the fastest declines recorded for mammals in recent decades.

FFI is following an integrated and multi-faceted approach consisting of research, education and institutional support for governments and the private sector. We are also developing sustainable livelihoods and promoting transboundary cooperation to address the complex pressures that are exerted on the Ustyurt ecosystem.

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