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Jun 03, 2020

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Striving to conserve the last few remaining individuals of a Critically Endangered species is fraught with risks. This is certainly the case for the dama gazelle that may have fewer than 100 individuals remaining in the wild. The most immediate recommendation from the Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama) Conservation Strategy 2019 – 2028, is to “capture [...]

February was the start of a new breeding season for vultures in Niger and time for the local SCF team to start monitor these globally threatened birds of prey. During a joint mission with the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) in the framework of the Egyptian Vulture New LIFE project, our team […]

In mid-January, the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and the Government of Chad, with implementing partner the Sahara Conservation Fund, released 15 addax into central Chad. These addax were the first of their species to roam this part of Chad in more than 40 years. Shortly after release, the addax split into several groups. First, a […]

Feb 24, 2020

Press Releases

AN EXTRAORDINARY RESCUE MISSION DEEP IN THE SAHARA CAPTURES FOUR RARE DAMA GAZELLES AND REVIVES HOPES OF SAVING THE SPECIES For years, the dama gazelle has been of great concern to the international conservation community. This beautiful, uniquely adapted but also heavily poached species of the Sahel has suffered a long decline and now stands [...]

The Sahara Conservation Fund, in collaboration with the non-profits ESAFRO and L’Afrique à Cœur, participates in supporting local populations within the Aïr and Ténéré National Natural Reserve through health missions. Health- and dental-care missions have been carried out in the towns of Timia and Iferouane with products and dental materials donated by all three organizations. […]

Mount Takoulkouzet is located in the Aïr and Ténéré National Nature Reserve (ATNNR). The reserve shelters several emblematic wildlife species including the dama gazelle (Nanger dama), which is one of the most endangered antelopes on the planet. Since 2017, a project has been funded by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the NGO Sahara […]

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