The Sahara is the biggest desert in the world and a truly amazing kaleidoscope of colours, landscapes, cultures and history. A place of life and diversity, where the survival of people, plants and animals is finely balanced against the daily challenges of heat and drought. <br /><br />Sadly, the Sahara’s uniquely adapted wildlife is seriously threatened by over-hunting and the impact of development. One antelope, the scimitar-horned oryx, is already extinct in the wild, with other species like the addax, dama gazelle, desert ostrich and cheetah close on its heels. <br /><br />SCF was established to address this crisis through a mix of field projects, advocacy, research and communications.