Project

Planning to Save the Last Wild Addax

Duration
2019 - 2021
Location
Niger
Species protected
Addax Addax nasomaculatus

Project objectives

This project seeks to develop an emergency programme and a global conservation roadmap to safeguard the last wild addax population in the Termit Tin-Toumma National Nature Reserve. DNA analysis has demonstrated that this addax population, though relatively small, contains a wide genetic diversity that is not represented in the global captive population. Safeguarding the remaining animals, and their irreplaceable genetic material, is crucial to the long-term conservation of the species.

This project is implemented by Marwell Wildlife.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.