Partners & Sponsors

We want to thank the institutional, professional and economic support received from our group of partners and sponsors without which this reintroduction project, would not have been possible.


EEZA-CSIC (Project Coordinator)

The Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas belongs to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the biggest research organization in Spain. It is a multidisciplinary institute, which guarantees plenty of opportunities for cutting-edge research: desertification, evolution, ecology, behaviour, global change, ecosystem functioning, biodiversity conservation,… In La Hoya Field Station the EEZA-CSIC houses over 300 individuals of 3 endangered North African gazelles whose European Captive Breeding Programmes (EEPs) are being coordinated by EEZA’s researchers.


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Tunisia Wildlife Conservation Society

Tunisia Wildlife Conservation Society is a non-governmental organization concerned with studying and protecting wildlife in-situ and ex-situ in collaboration with Tunisian institutions and specialized international organizations. It pays special attention to endangered species in Tunisia. It also seeks to define the importance of biodiversity in maintaining the ecological balance and looks for rising awareness among people and institutions by emphasizing on the role of wildlife in enriching the Tunisian natural heritage.

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Direction Générale de Forêts

The Direction Générale de Forêts is the official institution managing forests and protected areas in Tunisia. It develops the policy related to both forest conservation and forest development and sustentable use. It is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries, and coordinated with other related Miniteries.

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Oasis Park Fuerteventura

Flora and fauna from all over the world live together in Oasis Park Fuerteventura in a space of 800,000 square meters. More than 3,000 animals of 250 different species are waiting to be cached by the eyes of the visitors. A special highlight is the African savanna facility, where animals live almost free. The park participates in several conservation projects such as the captive breeding of Cuvier’s gazelle, the maintenance of a breeding stock of the canary camel and the establishment of a large reserve for autochthonous plant species.

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Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries

Decree No 2001-419 of 13 February 2001, laid down the functions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, who's mission is to run in coordination with the departments concerned, the state policy in the field agriculture and fisheries, ensuring the promotion of this sector and help create a favorable climate for its development.

For this, it is responsible for the mobilization of all available natural resources and the realization of any work of basic infrastructure for the conservation of agricultural land resources, conservation of production elements and their support for a General and continuous agricultural development.

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Fundación General CSIC

Was born from the commitment of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) with Banco Santander, Fundación BBVA, Fundación Cajasol, Fundación Ramón Areces, Kutxa and Fundación Bancaria “la Caixa” to make research an effective instrument of public-private collaboration. It seeks to increase the economic and social value of CSIC’s research, for a greater effectiveness and transfer of the results of its activity.

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Ministère de l’Environnement et du développement durable

The Ministry of Environment is responsible for the coordination and animation of the state policy on sustainable development, taking all measures to improve the quality and effectiveness of the action of the State in the environmental fields, as well as measures that may be required by the need to inform the public.

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La Reserva Castillo de las Guardas

Founded in 2000 and located in the province of Seville, La Reserva del Castillo de las Guardas is a natural reserve where wild animals from the five continents are housed in semi-free ranging conditions and grouped together into large families, with the aim that their way of life in captivity approaches as much as possible to their lives in their own natural habitats. It cooperates with various European conservation programmes (EEP) in captivity such as the mohor and Cuvier´s gazelles among others. It also provides funding and manpower to in situ conservation projects.

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Ralf Nature

RALF NATURE has been making in Madrid, Spain, custom T-shirt collections for Zoos and Aquaria for 20 years. We are proud EAZA Corporate members and belong to the Global Compact group of UN. Ralf Nature is a fully company, social and environmentally conscious. Their T-shirts are 100% cotton and hold OEKO standart 100 and FAIR WEAR certificates, free of phthalate, formaldehyde, heavy metals, allergen and carcinogenic dyes.

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Fundación Parques Reunidos

It is a non-profit private entity whose objectives are i) to preserve the Environment and its Biodiversity, ii) to promote the sustainable use of resources, iii) to conserve the Natural Heritage and iv) to raise awareness on nature conservation. The Foundation incorporates into its projects campaigns for training and raising awareness on the specific objectives of each project beings its conviction that only through education and knowledge is it possible to achieve the awareness necessary to protect the Natural Heritage.

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Parque Zoolóxico Marcelle Natureza

Marcelle Natureza is a zoo located at Río Miño bank and belonging to Red Natura 2000. It is home to species from the five continents living in habitats which guarantee the satisfaction of all their physical and psychological needs. One of the main characteristics of the environment is the absence of natural structures alteration. We try to make constructions with so much biological material as possible escaping from too many “human” constructions, which give the park a very natural look. This place is mainly focused on finding shelter for animals coming from recovery or rescue centers or belonging to preservation programmes as it is the case of Cuvier’s gazelle. To transmit a conservationist message and the respect for environment is a basic tool to help to protect this species.

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Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabárceno

It is located 17 km from Santander (Cantabria) and occupies an area of 750 hectares, travelled by 28 km of roads. It was built in a place declared "Mining Geological Point of Interest" and is conceptualized by its futuristic philosophy as a "different” Conservation Centre. It stands out for being home of large groups of big mammals in big enclosures; at present, 25 ha for a family group of 18 African Elephants, 35 ha for Brown Bears, 2 ha for Tigers, as well as a Reptile House with 35 species of poisonous animals. The Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabárceno hosts almost 1000 animals of 123 species from the 5 continents, from which  21 are EEP,  and is involved in  “in situ” and “ex situ” conservation projects. Its Environmental Education Department welcomes more than 24,000 children every year.

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Río Safari Elche

Río Safari Elche is a zoological institution committed to provide visitors with a positive and enriching experience, as well as to give a message of respect and care for wildlife and all natural environments around the globe. We house over 600 animals of a hundred different species, in a native local setting: a natural garden of over 3000 indigenous palm-trees. Río Safari Elche houses threatened species, which participate in several European Breeding Programmes (Bornean orang-utan, Angolan giraffe, as well as the precious and unknown mangabey monkey) and collaborates with some others (e.g., pygmy hippo and the white-handed gibbon). Our duty as ambassadors for wildlife protection and welfare is to raise public awareness on the conflicts and impact caused by human activities in our daily life and to contribute to conservation efforts both in situ and ex situ.

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You can send any comment or question about the gazella cuvier's  reintroduction project in Tunisia to the following email or in the following contact direction:


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Ctra. de Sacramento s/n, La Cañada de San Urbano, 04120, Almería (Spain)


Tel: (+34) 950951120

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