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  • About Us
    The mission of the Sahara Conservation Fund is to conserve the wildlife,
    habitats and other natural resources of the Sahara and its bordering
    Sahelian grasslands. Our vision is of a Sahara that is well conserved and
    where ecological processes function naturally, with plants and animals
    existing in healthy numbers across their historical range; a Sahara that
    benefits all its inhabitants and where support for its conservation
    comes from stakeholders across all sectors of society.

Board Members

Dr Steve Monfort

Chair

Dr Roseline Beudels

Director

Dr Mark Stanley Price

Director

William

William

Vice-Chair

Dr Tim Woodfine

Director

Jean-Paul Paddack

Director

Karen Sausman

Karen Sausman

Treasurer

Dr Frédéric Launay

Director

Pr Luigi Boitani

Director

Dr Koen de Smet

Dr Koen de Smet

Secretary

Larry Johnson

Director

John Newby

CEO

Science & Conservation Committee

Dr Pierre Comizzoli

Chair

Ed Spevak

Ed Spevak

Member

Dr. Michael Maunder

Dr. Michael Maunder

Member

Dr. Omar Attum

Dr. Omar Attum

Member

Dr. Yves Hingrat

Dr. Yves Hingrat

Member

Dr Thomas Rabeil

Dr Thomas Rabeil

Co-Chair

Dr Steve Monfort

Dr Steve Monfort

Member

Adam Eyres

Adam Eyres

Member

Dr. Peter Leimgruber

Dr. Peter Leimgruber

Member

Dr. David Mallon

Member

Dr. Philippe Chardonnet

Dr. Philippe Chardonnet

Member

Dr. Brian Bertram

Dr. Brian Bertram

Member

Dr. Helen Senn

Dr. Helen Senn

Member

Dr. Susan Canney

Dr. Susan Canney

Member

John Newby

Member

Dr Tim Woodfine

Dr Tim Woodfine

Member

Dr. Tim Wacher

Dr. Tim Wacher

Member

Dr. José Carlos Brito

Dr. José Carlos Brito

Member

Dr. Teresa Abaigar

Dr. Teresa Abaigar

Member

  • Friends of the Sahara
    Friends of the Sahara is a group of influential people dedicated to the
    conservation of the Sahara’s unique natural and cultural heritage. They
    support SCF in a variety of ways, from providing funding for projects to
    being ambassadors for SCF’s goals and mission.
    Through their love of the desert, their influence and outreach, Friends
    of the Sahara are playing a vital role in making sure deserts are not
    overlooked and the wonder of the Sahara’s beauty, culture, nature and
    fragility are communicated in compelling ways.
    Membership in Friends of the Sahara is by invitation and while there is
    no financial obligation, some members have demonstrated their commit-
    ment to SCF and the cause of desert conservation very generously.
Karen Sausman

Karen Sausman

J. David & Margaret Bamberger

J. David & Margaret Bamberger

Larry & Tony Johnson

Larry & Tony Johnson

Jean Claude Gandur

Jean Claude Gandur

Dr. Paul Sereno

Dr. Paul Sereno

Lara Lee

Lara Lee

George Steinmetz

George Steinmetz

Dr. Jeremy Swift

Dr. Jeremy Swift

Dr. Jeffrey Bonner

Dr. Jeffrey Bonner