Congratulations to Ibrahim Mamadou Maїmounatou, Manager of the captive ostrich breeding sites of SaharaConservation in Niger, who becomes the first woman to get a PhD at the University of Diffa! read more
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Every 14 countries involved in the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project will have had a different experience. Although working towards the same goal of strengthening the Eastern European population of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) by implementing urgent conservation measures to eliminate the main threats, each partner had to adapt to the local context, especially to the needs and threats to be addressed. read more
SaharaConservation 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 SaharaConservation 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 SaharaConservation, 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
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.