Deserts are not barren wastelands. They are geographically spectacular, culturally rich, and home to an amazing array of exquisitely-adapted plants and animals.
To implement its mission, SCF forges partnerships between people, governments, the world zoo and scientific communities, international conventions, NGOs and donor agencies. People working together with a common goal: the conservation of deserts and their unique natural and cultural heritage.
To succeed, conservation must be of tangible
benefit to people, be within their power to implement
and meet their aspirations be they spiritual, aesthetic
or more down-to-earth.
Restoring healthy wildlife populations has major ecological, economic and social benefits whilst contributing to the diversification and strengthening of pastoral economies.
Wildlife plays a major role in combating
desertification and habitat loss through maintaining the health and productivity of grasslands and the germination and dispersal of plants.