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NatureForm partners with Sahara Conservation Fund to help save rare North African ostriches

NatureForm partners with Sahara Conservation Fund to help save rare North African ostriches

NatureForm has partnered with the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) – an international non-profit organization, dedicated to conserving wildlife in the Sahara Desert – to help save the threatened North African red-necked ostrich. 

With the exception of a few small savannah populations, the North African red-necked ostrich has completely disappeared from its once vast Sahelo-Saharan range. NatureForm is supporting SCF’s efforts to recover this distinctive, but less known, sub-species of ostrich through the North African Ostrich Recovery Project.

SCF has recently completed the commissioning of Niger’s first solar-powered field hatchery, which is custom engineered to restore and repopulate the ostrich in the wild.  

“The survival of the North African red-necked ostrich depends upon this project,” explains John Newby, SCF Fund Director. “Nigeriens who have been caring for the last five breeding pairs of these ostriches reached out to us about how we could help."

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