As 2022 draws to a close, we wanted to thank you for your continued support throughout the year. The past 12 months have seen many great accomplishments, all of which you have made possible. read more
Sahara Conservation is sad to share the news of Dr Mark Stanley Price’s passing last week, one of our board members, our dear friend and a giant in the conservation arena. read more
Read here the last article of Sandscript 30th issue
The Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve in Chad is the only place in the world where three species of highly endangered antelope – dama gazelle, scimitar-horned oryx, and addax – can all be found together. When the seasonal rains fall – about July to September of each year – pastoralist families and their livestock also enter the reserve. For six months or more, each year, hundreds of thousands of goats, sheep, cows, and camels, three endangered antelope (and other reserve wildlife), and human families must all share space and resources. read more
Read here the fifth article of Sandscript 30th issue
The tele-anesthesia and chemical immobilization of wild antelopes that the Government of Chad, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Sahara Conservation strive to conserve falls under the responsibility of EAD veterinarians. The ultimate goal is to safely anesthetize individual animals from a distance to allow veterinarians and researchers to undertake the required procedures. read more
Read here the fourth article of Sandscript 30th issue
Humans have been translocating animals around for thousands of years. Initially for food and fiber, more recently for conservation. Sometimes, this can be as simple as encouraging a herd to walk in the direction you need or putting a lead rope or leash on an animal and leading it where you need it to go.
Sometimes, particularly with wild hoofstock, it can be a lot more complicated than that! read more
Read here the third article of Sandscript 30th issue
Since 2016, the Government of Chad and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), with the participation of Sahara Conservation, have been translocating scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), and dama gazelles (Nanger Dama) from the United Arab Emirates to Chad, into the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve. For this project to be a success, preventive medical protocols and treatments had to be set up and applied to the three ungulate species. read more
Sandscript #30 – A long-running story: the enduring search for health security common to humans, livestock and wildlife
Read here the second article of Sandscript 30th issue
- North-East Chad, somewhere towards Abéché in a region that is now gazetted as the Ouadi Rimé – Ouadi Achim Faunal Reserve (OROAFR). Farcha Veterinary Research Laboratory (now IRED, Livestock Development Research Institute) is on a field mission to study the epidemiology of Rift Valley fever (RVF) (Maurice & Baille, 1967), a zoonotic arbovirus infection (a viral disease transmitted by arthropod vectors) that affects both humans and domestic and wild ruminants.
Read here the first article of Sandscript 30th issue
Avian influenza with a highly pathogenic H1N1 virus, SARS, Ebola, Covid-19, Monkeypox, etc.: the early 21st century has confirmed time and again that the boundaries between wild and domestic health categories were far from being impervious. read more
We are really happy to introduce you to the 30th issue of Sandscript, the bi-annual publication of Sahara Conservation.
On this occasion, Sandscript has a new look, but also a new style: for the first time, you will be able to find in our magazine a thematic approach to conservation.
This issue is dedicated to the veterinary aspects of conservation and the invaluable contributions that veterinarians make to Sahara Conservation projects in Chad. read more