With spring 2019 already underway, the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) continues to make steady progress in its projects and towards its annual goals. While a recent field mission brought 25 new Scimitar-horned oryx to the reintroduction program site in Chad, the Sahara Conservation Fund’s Niger staff helped install new facilities in Kellé on the site of the SCF’s captive breeding center for the North African ostrich. This new laboratory, which contains a hatcher, incubator, and other equipment to address the fertility issues facing the animals, adds a new element to the fieldbased conservation program. The team hopes that ostrich production will significantly increase in the coming months, so that they can begin reintroducing the first individuals into the wild as soon as possible!