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  • What’s in a Name?: The Saola Foundation’s long-term strategyWhat’s in a Name?: The Saola Foundation’s long-term strategy
    July 8, 2022
    Conservation news from Asia is often bleak, with many species already in severe decline and others facing new threats. Biodiversity everywhere on the continent is disappearing fast. So why focus on a single species (Saola) in a single small region (the Annamite Mountains)? What – besides the name – is the logic behind the Saola

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  • Remembering three conservation giantsRemembering three conservation giants
    January 18, 2022
    It’s been some tough weeks recently for conservation. In a stretch of 9 days, three of wildlife conservation’s giants all passed away—Thomas Lovejoy, Richard Leakey and E.O. Wilson. These three men began their careers trying to understand how nature worked. Ed Wilson started by studying ants, Leakey as a safari guide and Lovejoy in the

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  • Scientists step up hunt for ‘Asian unicorn’, one of world’s rarest animalsScientists step up hunt for ‘Asian unicorn’, one of world’s rarest animals
    January 8, 2022
    The Saola is so elusive that no biologist has seen one in the wild. Now they are racing to find it, so they can save it.

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  • New podcast: How to save saola – an animal that no biologist has ever seenNew podcast: How to save saola – an animal that no biologist has ever seen
    November 23, 2021
    Hi there, Have you ever heard of saola – possibly the most threatened mammal on the planet (fewer than 50 animals live in the wild)? Well, I haven’t. Not until I interviewed William Robichaud from The Saola Foundation. In this new episode we talk about: Why saola is on the brink of extinction Why it

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  • The Line in the Sand: Saola in a Broad Conservation ContextThe Line in the Sand: Saola in a Broad Conservation Context
    August 22, 2021
    By Lorraine Scotson, CEO & Steve Burns, Chair, Saola Foundation Edited by Grace Vosen Securing a future for wildlife in the Annamite Mountains will be a long game. The first five years of on-the-groundwork by the Saola Foundation will focus on Pseudoryx nghetinhensis. But you might ask – why the narrow focus? Despite what is

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  • Saving Saola – Let’s Seize This Moment!Saving Saola – Let’s Seize This Moment!
    August 19, 2021
    This is an opportunity to save a species from extinction; the Saola Foundation's reaction to the IUCN Species Survival Commission Position Statement on the Conservation of Saola (19th August 2021). Lorraine Scotson, CEO, Saola Foundation for Annamite Mountains Conservation The release of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Position Statement on the Conservation of Saola

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  • How many snares are too many? Preventing decline of species in the Annamite Mountains…..How many snares are too many? Preventing decline of species in the Annamite Mountains…..
    June 27, 2021
    How many snares are too many? Preventing declines of species threatened by snaring in the Annamite Mountains Minh Nguyen, PhD Student, Colorado State University, USA and Conservationist, Vietnam The current situation In the 1990s, biologists were stunned by a series of discoveries of large mammals in the Annamite Mountains of Lao PDR and Vietnam. These

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  • Introducing the Saola Rapid Response FundIntroducing the Saola Rapid Response Fund
    February 12, 2021
    Finding Saola in the wild is a core mission of the Saola Foundation. Yet finding the animals - detecting them - is only the first step. With so few Saolas left, saving the species from extinction could hinge on how, and how quickly, conservationists respond to a detection. An appropriate response will depend on how

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  • The enigmatic Saola and the Annamite MountainsThe enigmatic Saola and the Annamite Mountains
    February 5, 2021
    By Rob Timmins, March 2020 The Saola is nothing if not enigmatic. Much like an antelope in appearance, its present-day relatives are wild cattle such as bison and oxen. The sole representative of the genus Pseudoryx, this quiet, shy creature has hidden in the Annamite Mountain rainforests for millions of years, little changed since before

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  • Saola Foundation – Holiday AuctionSaola Foundation – Holiday Auction
    December 17, 2020
    Have you ever dreamed of getting up close to a saola? Here’s a chance to hold one in your hand... Brent Huffman is a man of diverse talents – Lead Keeper of Mammals at Toronto Zoo, founder of the website Ultimate Ungulate (http://www.ultimateungulate.com/), and an accomplished knitter. He’s also a passionate supporter of saola conservation,

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  • Why I believe in Saola conservationWhy I believe in Saola conservation
    March 2, 2020
    Notes from the field on the status of Saola in 2020 Rob Timmins, Saola Foundation Chief Technical Advisor, March 2020 Rob is one of the world’s leading authorities on wildlife in mainland southeast Asia. Specifically, he is the world’s most experienced wildlife surveyor in the Saola’s range of the Annamite Mountains. Over the past 25

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