Commission statement

IUCN Commission Statement on the Conservation of Saola

IUCN Species Survival Commission experts joined in a Commission Statement on the critical need for greater search efforts for Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis).

The Saola —resembling an antelope with backward-curving horns— is actually related to wild cattle. It is unique and the only species of its kind, not just in Asia, but globally. What is known about this animal derives from local knowledge, a few camera trap photos and a handful of animals that survived briefly when captured.