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Sahara Conservation Fund – Ostrich Project

Sahara Conservation Fund Ostrich Project (3)Northern Africa

The Sahara Conservation Fund is a conservation organization who focuses on protecting the Sahelo-Saharan bird and mammal fauna in northern Africa. This conservation organization is a global leader in terms of research and expertise pertaining to the Saharan ecosystem. Not only do they work to conserve animal species in the Sahelo-Saharan ecosystem, but they focus heavily on landscape management and conservation as well. They also use their influence to educate others on the importance of protecting that area and the intricate ecosystem within that region.

Sahara Conservation Fund Ostrich Project Map

Why do they need our support?

There are many different species of animals living in the Sahelo-Saharan region of Africa. Several of the species living in the Sahelo-Saharan region are threatened with extinction due to overhunting and habitat loss, and some are already extinct in the wild and can only be found living in professional care.  Many occupy less than 5% of their original native habitats.

How is the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo helping?

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is proud to financially support the Sahara Conservation Fund, more specifically this organization’s Ostrich Project. With a focus on saving the critically endangered north African ostrich, this project seeks to preserve fragile desert habitats in the Sahel and Sahara regions of Africa.