Webinar – One Health and Conservation in the Sahara and Sahel Region

One Health and Conservation in the Sahara and Sahel Region
Good conservation = Good health

Human health and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems in which they exist” (OIE).

What is the role of the One Health approach in wildlife conservation?

Wildlife conservation faces many threats like habitat degradation and loss, overexploitation, and impacts of wildlife diseases on population viability.
Wildlife diseases can have health implications for both humans and livestock. Thus, they can generate negative human-wildlife interactions and become an additional threat to wildlife conservation, creating resentment for human coexistence with wildlife.
This issue is of essential consideration for conservation, because in order to succeed, conservation needs social acceptance and support.

Our first webinar will focus on the role of the One Health in wildlife conservation.
We invite you to share your experience and ask questions to our panel of skilled conservationists and scientists.

You are invited to join us on the live webinar on Zoom:
Wednesday, 19 October 2022, from 3pm to 4:30pm CEST

Simultaneous translation in English and French will be available.



  • Pierre Comizzoli – Senior Program Officer for Science – Smithsonian Institution
  • Julie Martin – Communications managerSahara Conservation

15h00 -Conférence

The One Health Approach: introduction
Richard Ngandolo Bongo Nare – Epidemiologist, Microbiology and Animal health specialist – Head of Animal Health department – Institut de Recherche en Elevage pour le Développement (IRED – Chad)

Links between One Health and wildlife conservation
Philippe Chardonnet – Co-Chair, Antelope Specialist Group SSC (Species Survival Commission) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

One Health in action:

  • Case study of a One Health approach in the Ouadi Rimé – Ouadi Achim Wildlife Reserve in Chad
    Stephanie Brien Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Mix vaccination campaigns in Chad
    Justin Langtar Nadji – Partnership and Research Unit – Centre Régional de Santé Animale pour l’Afrique Centrale (CRSAAC – Chad)
  • A case study of the Rift Valley fever in 2018
    Philippe Chardonnet

16:00 – Q&A