February 2018: new oryx release
75 new scimitar-horned oryx have been flown from Abu Dhabi to Chad on Mid-February, as part of the Chad oryx reintroduction project.
The dama gazelle (Nanger dama) is one of the most endangered antelopes in the world with a population estimated at less than 300 individuals scattered across a handful of small isolated groups in Chad, Niger, and possibly Mali (RZSS & IUCN, 2014). This species is in the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered (IUCN 2016), as well as in Appendix I of CITES and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).
Dear colleagues and friends,
We are delighted to announce that the 2018 meeting of the Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group (SSIG) will be in Paris (France) from May 2 to May 5. This year, our host will be SCF-Europe. Please mark your calendar for a dynamic 2-day meeting followed by short training courses and/or site visits!
Please check immediately the need for visas to enter France. Invitation letters will be provided upon request. Here are the registration and logistical details as well as the call for abstracts:
SCF was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a dear colleague and friend, Dr. Heiner Engel.
A new atlas has been published by the French Researchers in Zoology, Biology, and Ecology, Stéphane Aulagnier, Fabrice Cuzin, and Michel Thévenot. Their co-authors are Abdellatif Bayed, Bouchra Bougariane, Denis Geraads, Alain Rodrigue, Emmanuelle Stoetzel, Dominique Barreau, and Alain Rocher.
SCF would like to recommend this book which is an important work in the field, providing crucial updates and a lot of new information.
It is only available in French for now.