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  • Welcome to SCF
    The Sahara Conservation Fund
  • Diversity
    Deserts are not barren wastelands. They
    are geographically spectacular, culturally rich,
    and home to an amazing array of exquisitely-adapted
    plants and animals.
  • Partnership
    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.
  • The Future
    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.
  • Sustainability
    Restoring healthy wildlife populations has major ecological,
    economic and social benefits whilst contributing to the diversification
    and strengthening of pastoral economies.
  • Conservation
    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.
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SCF Program

Our goal is an effective, credible and tightly focused program with projects based on the highest priorities. Discover SCF's action through our projects.

SCF Team

Steve
Monfort

President

USA

Marc
Dethier

S.H. Oryx Reintroduction Project Director

Chad

Bill
Houston

Vice-President

USA

Thomas
Rabeil

Regional Program Officer

France

John
Newby

CEO

Switzerland

Maimounatou
Ibrahim

Saharan Ostrich Breeding Center Manager

Niger

Pierre
Comizzoli

Chairman of the Science Committee

USA

Souley
Kouato Larwanou

Adm. & Finance Officer, Niger

Niger

SCF Partners

SCF is blessed with the loyal and generous support of a growing number of people and institutions keen to share their skills, commitment and resources for the conservation of Saharan wildlife.

Core Partners

SCF could not survive without the generous support it receives for salaries, operating costs, communications, project development, administration and duty travel.

Technical Partners

SCF could not achieve its ambitious conservation goals without the partnerships it develops with a growing number of like-minded individuals and institutions.

Project Donors

It is through its field projects that SCF and its partners act directly to stem the decline of threatened species and we are particularly grateful for the support we receive to achieve this.