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September 1, 2021

Press Releases

N’Djaména, Chad Monday 30th August 2021 Today, the Ministry of Environment, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development and the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) signed a US$5 million agreement to implement the ALBIÄ project: a word that appropriately means “environment” in local Arabic. The ALBIÄ project will improve natural resource management and the livelihoods of the populations in […]

March 23, 2021

Stories

The period between January and March of this year has been a busy one for the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Project (POROA). One of many notable activities to have taken place is the launch of a training session for the project’s Awareness and Education Unit on behavioral changes related to environmental education. The POROA’s Awareness and […]

March 23, 2021

Stories

In December 2020, members of the Oryx Project team spotted three wild dama gazelles – one of the world’s most endangered species – visiting the Oryx Base Camp, almost on a daily basis. Then, in January, two of these individuals began to approach the enclosures where the Project’s three captive dama gazelles – a male, […]

March 23, 2021

Stories

In the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve (OROAGR) in Chad, the Sahara Conservation Fund’s (SCF) field staff are continuing to develop the captive group of North African ostriches (Struthio camelus camelus). Wild North African ostriches were once common in the Reserve, but disappeared several decades ago. Individuals from this captive group will be reintroduced once […]

March 23, 2021

Stories

On March 14, 2016, scimitar-horned oryx set foot on Chadian soil after an absence of almost 40 years. Welcomed back home like long-lost sons and daughters, the oryxs’ return was the fruit of cooperation between many players working hand in hand under the leadership of the Government of Chad and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. […]

March 11, 2021

Stories

The Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group (SSIG) meeting has been an annual forum for all those working in wildlife conservation within the arid areas of North Africa and the Middle East since 2001 (except in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Facilitated by the Sahara Conservation Fund, the meeting provides an opportunity to bring people together to [...]

The Sahara Conservation Fund’s (SCF) recent participation in the publication of researcher and photographer Ugo Mellone’s latest book – Erg | Reg – was done with the aim of increasing awareness of the Saharan region. The book offers a new perspective on the desert ecosystem, focussing on extinct or critically endangered species such as the addax and […]

The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) has recently participated in a new beautiful coffee-table book Erg/Reg by Italian photographer, researcher and documentary advisor, Ugo Mellone. Ugo Mellone specializes in conservation research projects with the aim of raising awareness about threatened species and their habitats through photography. He made contact with SCF in May 2020 as he […]