AUTHOR: Inga Sieg
PUBLISHER: Deutsche Welle
PICTURE COPYRIGHT: Deutsche Welle
In May 2015, the terrible news broke: More than 200,000 saiga antelopes had died on the vast Kazakh steppe. The reason was unclear. But whatever it was, it wiped out 90 percent of the population. It was a catastrophe for a species already threatened with extinction through poaching.