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Kazakhstan mulls endangered antelope cull after population boom

In 2015, a nasal bacteria wiped out more than half of the world’s Saiga antelope population, but after a recent population boom Kazakh authorities are considering a cull.

Kazakhstan is considering culls of its endangered saiga antelope, the ecology ministry told AFP Thursday, after citing scientific advice about the threat posed to agriculture since the population rebounded.

Conservation efforts that included a crackdown on poaching have seen the saiga‘s numbers in Kazakhstan soar from under 200,000 following a die-off in 2015 to 1.3 million ahead of this year’s spring calving season, officials said….

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