Addax facing imminent extinction
Image credit: C. Thomas / Sahara Conservation Fund
Project

Save the Addax and Dama in Termit

Duration
2016 - 2016
Location
Niger
Species protected
Addax Addax nasomaculatus
Dama Gazelle Nanger dama

Project objectives

  • All the camps and the vehicles of the Management Unit will be equipped with a long-range radio system;
  • The Management Unit will increase its patrols with at least two in the area where the Addax will be located, around the oil exploitation sites and thanks to information coming from local communities;
  • Official orders will be transmitted by the Chief of Staff to the military camps to stop poaching;
  • Thanks to these results, the Addax population will be stabilized, and the Dama Gazelle population will be protected with a permanent presence of rangers near their habitat.

This project is implemented by NoƩ.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion

Poaching

Reduced genetic diversity