Sahara Conservation FundThe Sahara is the biggest desert in the world; it is also a truly amazing kaleidoscope of colours, textures, cultures and history. It is a place of life and diversity, where the survival of plants and animals is finely balanced against the daily challenges of extreme heat and drought.
In what many are calling a ‘silent extinction', Saharan wildlife is rapidly disappearing with barely a whisper from the international community. The scimitar-horned oryx, a large and once abundant antelope, is now extinct in the wild. Close on its heels are the addax, several species of gazelle, and the desert-living populations of both the ostrich and the cheetah.
The Sahara Conservation Fund was established to conserve Saharan wildlife and to raise awareness of its uniqueness, its values and the threats it faces.
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Articles about the work of the Sahara Conservation Fund
- The dangers of working in conservation – And how vital it is to carry on in times of danger
- Protecting Mali’s Elephants
- Arab spring has been a disaster for North Africa’s wildlife
- Slender-horned gazelles - How to count them in the Sahara?
- One of Africa’s largest National Parks created in Niger
- Baby boom time in the Sahara
- Rare white Dorcas gazelle and unusual birdlife spotted in Sahara
- Herds of Dama and Dorca gazelles spotted in Chad
- World's biggest bird on verge of extinction
- Saharan cheetah & small carnivore update from Termit Mountains in Niger
- Niger’s addax hit by drought & oil
- First record of Greater kestrel in West Africa
- Saharan Carnivores project
- Plan launched to reintroduce Scimitar horned oryx back into the wild
- Searching for addax in the desert in Niger in the dry season
- World's last viable population of critically endangered addax surviving in Niger - just
- Reintroduction of Dorcas gazelle into Senegal.
- Desert wildlife of Termit, Niger.
- Desert crocodiles of the Sahara.