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Metamorphosis - Change in the air at SCF

JohnAfter 15 years at the helm of the Sahara Conservation Fund, John Newby, the organization’s founding CEO, will be stepping down in 2019 to take on a new role as Senior Adviser. With the organization at a critical point in its growth and development, and a brand-new strategic plan under its belt, John and the SCF Board are working closely to find the next right person to take the organization for

Metamorphosis - Change in the air at SCF

After 15 years at the helm of the Sahara Conservation Fund, John Newby, the organization’s founding CEO, will be stepping down in 2019 to take on a new role as Senior Adviser. With the organization at a critical point in its growth and development, and a brand-new strategic plan under its belt, John and the SCF Board are working closely to find the next right person to take the organization forwards in the years to come.

 

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.

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