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New Observations of Dama Gazelles In The Wild

The Takolokouzet Massif is located in the Aïr & Ténéré National Nature Reserve in Niger. It is home to some iconic species, including the Barbary sheep and the dama gazelle, one of the most endangered antelopes on the planet. It is on Takolokouzet’s plateaus that the reserve’s last dama gazelles find refuge from disturbance and growing human presence.

 

As part of its work to conserve the dama gazelle, SCF is using camera-traps to gather information on its distribution and seasonal movements.

 

Distribution of the Egyptian vulture in Niger

The Egyptian Vulture (EV), despite declining numbers, is still widely spread and can be found on different continents: Asia, Europe and Africa. Being a long migratory bird, it can easily fly from a continent to another. In Africa, the Sahelo-Saharan region is one of their destination, flying 4,000 km from Eastern Europe mainly, to this warmer land where they can spend the winter. 

One of the hosting countries is Niger, where they stay, particularly in the South-East. The areas where EVs can mostly be found are the region of Zinder and Maradi, near Nigeria. 

       

Giraffe field monitoring in Niger

A giraffe monitoring mission was carried out by the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) from 6 to 17 April, in Niger, to survey the wild population of West African Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta), subspecies of the newly classified northern giraffe species, currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red list.

Morocco assesses feasibility of a new ungulate reintroduction project

The oryx reintroduction project in Chad can now help other conservation initiatives in the Sahara assess the feasibility of further reintroduction operations by comparing the habitats needed for the animals, using some of the methods that have proved successful in Chad, applying the best practices developed during the different release, collaring, and monitoring missions achieved in the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve.

Morocco assesses feasibility of a new ungulate reintroduction project

The oryx reintroduction project in Chad can now help other conservation initiatives in the Sahara assess the feasibility of further reintroduction operations by comparing the habitats needed for the animals, using some of the methods that have proved successful in Chad, applying the best practices developed during the different release, collaring, and monitoring missions achieved in the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve.

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