SCIMITAR-HORNED ORYX REINTRODUCTION PROGRAMME
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is leading a major initiative to reintroduce the Scimitar-horned Oryx, classified as “Extinct in the Wild” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to its historical range in Chad. Inspired by the late Sheikh Zayed’s legacy and efforts to protect endangered species and sustain them in their natural habitat, the Scimitar-horned Oryx (SHO) Reintroduction Programme was initiated on behalf of the UAE government in close collaboration with the Government of Chad, the local implementing partner, the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) and international partners such as the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), the Zoological Society of London, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. This is possibly the world’s most ambitious large mammal reintroduction programme and a huge step in the field of conservation.
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