Tag: Steppes

Save the Saiga

Help Save the Saiga

The saiga, a species of antelope native to the Central Asian steppes, was on the brink of extinction a few years back.  Dedicated work by conservationists brought their population from a low of 50, 000 up to 250,000 in 2014.  This May, however, an epidemic began ravaging their numbers, destroying entire saiga herds. (more…)

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Great Eurasian Steppe

The Great Eurasian Steppe: An Engine of History

The biggest single driver of events in European and Asian history has been the migration of peoples across the open grasslands of northern Eurasia. In the millennia between the domestication of the horse and the age of gunpowder, nomads ranged across this Great Eurasian Steppe which spanned the two continents, bringing trade and war by turns. The southern […]

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