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Distribution of the Egyptian vulture in Niger

The Egyptian Vulture (EV), despite declining numbers, is still widely spread and can be found on different continents: Asia, Europe and Africa. Being a long migratory bird, it can easily fly from a continent to another. In Africa, the Sahelo-Saharan region is one of their destination, flying 4,000 km from Eastern Europe mainly, to this warmer land where they can spend the winter. 

One of the hosting countries is Niger, where they stay, particularly in the South-East. The areas where EVs can mostly be found are the region of Zinder and Maradi, near Nigeria. 

       

Giraffe field monitoring in Niger

A giraffe monitoring mission was carried out by the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) from 6 to 17 April, in Niger, to survey the wild population of West African Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta), subspecies of the newly classified northern giraffe species, currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red list.

Morocco assesses feasibility of a new ungulate reintroduction project

The oryx reintroduction project in Chad can now help other conservation initiatives in the Sahara assess the feasibility of further reintroduction operations by comparing the habitats needed for the animals, using some of the methods that have proved successful in Chad, applying the best practices developed during the different release, collaring, and monitoring missions achieved in the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve.

Morocco assesses feasibility of a new ungulate reintroduction project

The oryx reintroduction project in Chad can now help other conservation initiatives in the Sahara assess the feasibility of further reintroduction operations by comparing the habitats needed for the animals, using some of the methods that have proved successful in Chad, applying the best practices developed during the different release, collaring, and monitoring missions achieved in the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve.

Happy World Giraffe Day!

In May 2018, the Sahara Conservation Fund was at the Giraffe Conservation Science Symposium, which took place at the SCBI campus in Front Royal, Virginia, USA. This first-ever giraffe conservation science-related event was a new initiative of our partner the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

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