Through its different projects on the ground and various ecological monitoring missions in Chad and Niger, SCF has always kept an eye on the decline of the dama gazelle in the region and alerted the national authorities and the global conservation community. In 2017, SCF developed the use of camera trapping in remote areas of Niger, where some tiny groups of dama gazelles seem to have found refuge . In Chad, the scimitar-horned oryx reintroduction project has had a positive impact on the populations of gazelles living in the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Wildlife Reserve since it was implemented there in 2016, thanks to an increased control on some poaching activities in the area. Even though they are relatively safe, there is still a need to improve their monitoring. A mission to translocate a dozen of dama gazelles still living in the wild in the Manga region of Western Chad to the OROAWR is under development in order to secure them as well.
The dama gazelle officially became one of the key focal species of SCF overall program in 2018.