The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) exists to conserve the wildlife of the Sahara and bordering Sahelian grasslands, together with the diverse landscapes required for its survival of the region’s embattled fauna and flora.
Deliver models of sustainable landscape management that integrate the livelihoods of local communities and land management practices with wildlife conservation
Provide local communities with health services and humanitarian assistance
Partners with governments, conservation organization, and other important stakeholders across all the Sahara and Sahel.
Inform about the progress of biodiversity conservation in the Sahara and Sahel and inspire others to take action
Created and manages the Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group (SSIG) and its annual meetings to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration aimed at conserving the Sahel and Sahara.
While maintaining a steadfast focus on species conservation, SCF wants to emphasize on the need for scaled up, landscape-level approaches, that integrate wildlife conservation with the realities of human development. The unpredictable climate and the natural sparsity of natural resources in desert ecosystems mean that both humans and wildlife require access to vast spaces to prosper, virtually excluding the possibility of viable wildlife-only areas.
Our Partners Say
"SCF expertise is unique and extremely useful to any of their partner that needs to work in the sahelo-saharan area - I was very happy GCF could partner with SCF and benefit from that"
"The Sahara Conservation Fund is a key partner and it would be extremely difficult to implement such a big-scale and ambitious project as the scimitar-horned oryx reintroduction project without them"