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Red-necked Ostrich reintroduced to the Sahara after 50 years

The North African Ostrich or Red-necked Ostrich (Struthio camelus camelus) has returned to breed in the Sahara, southern Morocco after it went extinct there some 50 years before. This is thanks to a successful reintroduction programme launched in 2008 by the Forestry Administration (HCEFLCD) and its local partners Association ‘Nature Initiative’ based at Dakhla. The Ostrich along with two other Sahelo-Saharan flagship… Read More »