ASTANA —This year’s autumn count has brought positive news for conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts. The Karatau argali, an endemic species of the reserve, has witnessed a population increase. The Ministry of Ecology of Kazakhstan reports a count of 1,309 individuals, marking a 15% rise from the previous year.
Due to the early onset of the mating season this year, the count was conducted from Sept. 25-29.
It’s crucial to highlight that the Karatau argali are listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan, signifying their endangered status.
Video credit: Ministry of Ecology of Kazakhstan.