Sahel & Sahara Interest Group 2022 meeting

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 continue a strong tradition of collaboration on behalf of Sahel and Sahara wildlife and people.

This year’s meeting will be held again online, as the sanitary conditions are still uncertain.
It will include panel discussions as well as presentations covering a range of topical issues.

The 2022 meeting of the Sahel & Sahara Interest Group (SSIG) will be held online on May 10th, 11th and 12th, from 2 to 5 pm (GMT+1).

We invite you to join us for 3 hours of panels, presentations and discussions on the latest about biodiversity conservation, protected area management, climate change in the Sahara and the Sahel on each day.

Please mark your calendar for this new edition!

The meeting will be structured around three themes:

  1. Protected area management models, Human-wildlife interactions and opportunities in the Sahelo-Saharan biome
  2. Biological studies and conservation of wildlife and habitats
  3. Adapting to changes in livelihoods, technologies and attitudes

Simultaneous translation in English and French will be available.

Abstracts will be collected through the registration form until April, 15.
Registration is open until May, 1. 

Don’t hesitate to circulate information about the meeting as widely as possible through your networks. We would love to welcome new attendees!  Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you online!