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Sahara Conservation Fund

The mission of the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) is to conserve the wildlife, habitats, and other natural resources of the Sahara and its bordering Sahelian grasslands. Its vision is of a Sahara that is well-conserved and where ecological processes function naturally, with plants and animals existing in healthy numbers across their historical range—a Sahara that benefits all its inhabitants and where support for its conservation comes from stakeholders across all sectors of society.

To implement its mission, SCF forges partnerships between people, governments, the world zoo, scientific communities, international conventions, NGOs, and donor agencies. It brings together people working together with a common goal: the conservation of deserts and their unique natural and cultural heritage.

SCF provides strategic support through fundraising and communications to the wildlife authorities in Tunisia for the reestablishment of well-managed herds of addax and scimitar-horned oryx. SCF’s input supports the efforts of a wide range of zoos in Europe and the United States.

For more information, visit the group’s website here.