Saving what remains
With many species at the brink of extinction, SCF’s top priority is
saving what remains. It is vital to get resources into the field and
create positive incentives to conserve. Campaigning vigorously
against unsustainable use, SCF strives to find solutions that will
allow people to draw benefit from their natural resources without
compromising their long-term survival.
Communicating the crisis
Deserts are not barren wastelands. They are geographically
spectacular, culturally rich, and home to an amazing array of
exquisitely-adapted plants and animals, many of which require
urgent attention. SCF works to dispel the ignorance surrounding
deserts, to raise awareness of the extinction crisis facing many
species, and to mobilize support for desert conservation.
Restoring lost species
Were it not for zoos and private collections,
the scimitar-horned oryx would be extinct today.
Thanks to the vision, leadership and resources
of the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, together
with precious animals from the collection of His Highness,
the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,
the oryx is being safely reintroduced
its former rangelands in central Chad.