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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.

Ostriches in North-eastern Ennedi, Chad!

Many thanks to Yves Gauthier for sharing this news with us. A French Researcher and Rock art expert, he tells how he observed, together with his team and thanks to the guide Idris Barkai, unexpected ostrich tracks in Northern Chad. (A French version can be found at the end of this article with his email address in case you want to discuss with him about these observations). 

 

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