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Dear readers,

We are really happy to introduce you to the 30th issue of Sandscript, the bi-annual publication of SaharaConservation.

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 SaharaConservation projects in Chad. read more

All of us at SaharaConservation join the rest of the conservation community in mourning the loss of a great conservation leader, Gustavo Fonseca, who passed away on August 31, 2022.

He will be remembered for his joy of life, love of his family, and as a great friend and colleague to all whom him.

His passing is a significant loss for all.

SaharaConservation is a pioneering international conservation organisation working at the forefront of efforts to save the threatened wildlife of the Sahara and Sahel. Since its inception in 2004, SaharaConservation has helped protect and restore unique desert antelopes such as the addax and scimitar-horned oryx, established one of the world’s largest protected areas in Niger, implemented a recovery program for the world’s largest bird, the North African ostrich, and put Saharan wildlife on the global conservation agenda through a combination of fieldwork, communication, and advocacy. read more

June 30, 2022

BlogStories

Since 2001, the Sahel and Sahara Interest Group (SSIG) meeting has been a regular forum for everyone working in wildlife conservation within the arid areas of North Africa and the Middle East. The meeting provides an opportunity to bring people together to share ideas and projects, and to continue a strong tradition of collaboration on [...]

April 27, 2022

Stories

An aerial survey of the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve (OROAGR), originally planned by the Project Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim (POROA) for 2020, but delayed by covid impact, was conducted last November. The objective was to provide updated information on the numbers and distribution of wildlife and livestock and record other environmental elements such as human [...]

March 22, 2022

Stories

International Day of Forests yesterday, World Water Day today… Two elements critically missing to Sahara, yet vital. So why talk about it, you would ask? To raise awareness and shed some light on the challenges faced by the wildlife in Sahel and Sahara. Chad’s Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve was established by Presidential decree on May [...]

March 14, 2022

Stories

Since 2001, the Sahel and Sahara Interest Group (SSIG) meeting has been an annual forum for everyone working in wildlife conservation within the arid areas of North Africa and the Middle East. Facilitated by SaharaConservation (previously Sahara Conservation Fund), the meeting provides an opportunity to bring people together to share ideas and projects, and to [...]