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  • Large-antlered Muntjac, the species of my hopeLarge-antlered Muntjac, the species of my hope
    April 30, 2022
    Learning more about the enigmatic Large-antlered Muntjac is a passion of the Saola Foundation’s new Research Associate, Nguyễn Thị Ánh Minh. Born and raised in southern Vietnam in a small town close to the Annamites, Minh is now pursuing her PhD at Colorado State University in the US, with field research focused on Large-antlered Muntjac

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  • Peoples of the Annamites: Multiple Versions of the Same PlacePeoples of the Annamites: Multiple Versions of the Same Place
    March 19, 2022
    Dear Friends of Saola, The Annamite Mountains are a very special place, not least of which because the area’s cultural diversity is as extraordinary as its biological diversity.  Linguistic anthropologist James Chamberlain has been studying the indigenous cultures of Lao for more than 50 years.  In the 1990s, when biologists were discovering new species in

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  • If anyone can find a unicorn, it’s a dogIf anyone can find a unicorn, it’s a dog
    February 19, 2022
    Finding Saola in the wild will be a challenge, and one pillar of our strategy will be the deployment of highly trained detection dogs to find Saola signs in the forest. This has tremendous promise - the noses and the detection talents of dogs approach the unbelievable.  For this project we have partnered with the

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  • Adventures with bears of the Annamites: Tales from a field biologistAdventures with bears of the Annamites: Tales from a field biologist
    October 30, 2021
    On Saturday, October 30 please join the Saola Foundation's CEO, Dr. Lorraine Scotson, for a fascinating and entertaining live webinar on the lives of bears (and of a bear biologist!) in the Annamite Mountains. Two species of bear live in the Annamites, Sun Bear and Asiatic Black Bear, and both have been hard hit by the same poaching pressure that threatens Saola.

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  • Why Saola still exists, and how to find themWhy Saola still exists, and how to find them
    June 5, 2021
    Please join us Saturday, June 5 for a live, free, special webinar, featuring the Saola Foundation’s Technical Team, Rob Timmins (Technical Director) and Chanthasone Phommachanh (aka ‘Olay', Lao Programs

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  • The Saola in Lao and Vietnamese CultureThe Saola in Lao and Vietnamese Culture
    March 27, 2021
    We are delighted to offer and announce a presentation by the Saola Foundation’s President Bill Robichaud, March 27, about some fascinating aspects of Saola in the cultures of Lao and Vietnam. Although Saola first came to the attention of scientists and the outside world only in 1992, local people in the Annamite Mountains have, of

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  • 2021 Fundraising Strategy Workshop2021 Fundraising Strategy Workshop
    February 23, 2021
    During this 1-week virtual workshop, the Saola Foundation’s Fundraising Committee will hear a series of guest talks from professional fundraisers and, in group sessions, work together to create a road map for our organizational fundraising strategy. The objectives of this workshop is to i) build our organizational capacity for fundraising, including building knowledge, tools &

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