Desert wildlife conservation
The North African and Arabian desert environments are important for the large area of the globe that they cover, for their beauty and rich cultures and for the economic impact of the vital mineral resources they harbour.
Although we tend to think of them as remote wilderness areas, there has been a heavy impact of our pursuit of those resources across this region. Saharan Africa has lost more of its birds and mammals than any other region of the Palaearctic (Europe, Africa and Asia).
Our desert conservation programme uses management, community and species-led approaches to lessen these impacts, build local capacity and integrate conservation with development for desert communities and ecosystems.
Building a foundation to restore and safeguard wildlife for years to come .
This is only the second group to return to the wild after the species was classified as Extinct in the Wild by the IUCN in 2000.