17th Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group Meeting In May 2017

The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) gathers together every year about a hundred people who are interested in the Sahelo-Saharan species conservation. A wide variety of partners, scientists, and experts, from different countries, are involved. Protecting this rich biodiversity, which is still poorly documented and overlooked in other places on earth, is the main theme of these 2-day meetings, debates, presentations and discussions. The annual meeting provides a great opportunity to all participants about how to preserve the biodiversity of the region’s ecosystems, and learn from each other’s experience.

This year, the 17h annual SSIG meeting was hosted by Senegal, a country that is particularly involved in biodiversity conservation.

More than 60 researchers, conservationists, representatives of wildlife authorities and internationally-known zoos, driven by collective enthusiasm, have met at the Hotel de la Poste in Saint-Louis, Senegal. 

Sahelo-Saharan area. Oryx, gerbils, bustards, giraffes …. The papers have highlighted an exceptional diversity of species in various places of the Sahel and the Sahara.

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A follow-up document is available too, English and French