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2018 SSIG Meeting

Dear colleagues and friends,


We are delighted to announce that the 2018 meeting of the Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group (SSIG) will be in Paris (France) from May 2 to May 5. This year, our host will be SCF-Europe. Please mark your calendar for a dynamic 2-day meeting followed by short training courses and/or site visits!


Please check immediately the need for visas to enter France. Invitation letters will be provided upon request. Here are the registration and logistical details as well as the call for abstracts:


Moroccan Mammals: Release of a New Atlas!

A new atlas  has been published by the French Researchers in Zoology, Biology, and Ecology, Stéphane Aulagnier, Fabrice Cuzin, and Michel Thévenot. Their co-authors are Abdellatif Bayed, Bouchra Bougariane, Denis Geraads, Alain Rodrigue, Emmanuelle Stoetzel, Dominique Barreau, and Alain Rocher. 


SCF would like to recommend this book which is an important work in the field, providing crucial updates and a lot of new information. 

It is only available in French for now.


Chad Oryx Reintroduction Project: they are in great shape!


In August 2017 was the third release lead in Chad with the valued support of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, and the Government of Chad. 


As a reminder, the objective of this reintroduction project is to build up a viable population of at least 500 animals, and hopefully confirm over the years the return of the scimitar-horned oryx back into the wild.


This summer, the number of animals reached 90, including 18 calves born in Chad. 


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