Saola Foundation for Annamite Mountains Conservation
The Saola is an incredibly rare and little known bovid living in the remote Annamite Mountains of Laos PDR and Vietnam.
The Saola was only discovered by science in 1992 and there remains no confirmed wild sighting by a biologist. Much of what is known about Saola comes from local people, a few animals once held in captivity, and a handful of camera trap images.
Saola is one of the world's most endangered large mammals, with probably fewer than 100 left in the wild, and none in captivity. The most critical priority in Saola Conservation is to find the remaining animals in the wild.
The Saola Foundation is a US registered non profit organisation, the only charity in the world devoted to saving the Saola from extinction.
The goals of the Saola Foundation is to:
- help mobilise the significant financial and technical resources necessary to find the remaining Saolas in the wild as quickly as possible.
- through evidence-based research, help develop safe methods and highly skilled capacity to find and capture Saolas from the wild for the IUCN One Plan Conservation breeding program.
- through intensive effort on the ground, and in cooperation with government, partners, villagers and other conservation programs - protect Saolas in the wild until the captive breeding program can commence.
- working with partners, fundamentally improve the quality of forest and wildlife conservation in the Annamite Mountains.
- whenever appropriate, implement our conservation objective through, and in support of, indigenous human communities in the Saola's range.
Selatan is committed to donating $13 from the sale of every Saola product to the Saola Foundation in support of their conservation efforts.
Read more about the Saola Foundation.