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A groundbreaking effort to save the endangered North African Ostrich

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Presented during the 17h Annual Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group Meeting organized by the NGO Sahara Conservation Fund in Senegal, from 4 to 6 May 2017. The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) gathers every year about a hundred people who are interested in the field of Sahelo-Saharan species conservation.

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A groundbreaking effort to save the endangered North African Ostrich

  1. 1. 17th Annual Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group Meeting 2 days of talks on biodiversity conservation in the Sahara and in the Sahel A groundbreaking effort to save the endangered North African Ostrich Stephen GOLD, Volunteer Solar and Sustainability Manager – Wildlife Conservation Network May 4 – 6, 2017
  2. 2. Stephen Gold Volunteer Solar & Sustainability Manager Wildlife Conservation Network 2 May 2017
  3. 3. Our mission is to construct a sustainable camp & infrastructure for the Sahara Conservation Fund that will allow for the successful recovery and reintroduction of the North African Ostrich.
  4. 4. Stephen Gold Volunteer Solar & Sustainability Manager Wildlife Conservation Network
  5. 5. History/Inception of Project John Newby the urgent state of the North African Desert Ostrich Mike Mace & containers at the San Diego Zoo Spent the next 9 months Dedicated to the Survival of this Beautiful Bird Team Niger 4 3 2 1 5
  6. 6. the North African ostrich is extinctor virtually so in many countries. CITES lists As “Most Endangered” Species. Efforts Being made to categorize this bird as a distinct species as opposed to a sub-species. This unique Sahelo-Saharan bird has been devastatedacross its native range.
  7. 7. ∙ Four (4) types of containers: incubator, hatchery, solar power plant & office ∙ Faced and overcome many challenges ∙ inspired by the Talent and perserverence of our team Our Sustainable Camp
  8. 8. Water solutions/strategies ∙ Water access our first priority ∙ Provides Water for Camp personnel & the care of ostrich eggs ∙ challenge: water supply over 1 kilometer away ∙ Provides Water for Camp personnel & the care of ostrich eggsProvides Water for Camp personnel & the care of ostrich eggsProvides Water for Camp personnel & the care of ostrich eggsProvides Water for Camp personnel & the care of ostrich eggsProvides Water for Camp personnel & the care of ostrich eggs ∙ challengechallengechallengechallengechallengechallenge: water supply over: water supply over 1 kilometer away1 kilometer away
  9. 9. #1 Water Holding Tank Protective Sleeve for Main Water Line at Stream Crossing Ostridge Breeding Facility with Solar Power and Purified Hot and Cold Running Water #3 Water Holding Tank Solar Powered Submersible Deep Well Water Pumping System Approx. 250 gallon, #2 Water Holding Tank with Up-Hill Booster Solar Pump Niger Ostridge Pens and Solar Water Pumping System Water solutions/strategies
  10. 10. Power Container ∙ solar power plant with battery back-up & diesel generator ∙ Will Power the entire camp ∙ taken extra design measures to account for the extreme climate & other factors
  11. 11. Incubator Container WALLTYPEA WALL TYPEB WALL TYPE A INCUBATOR UNIT 6'-91 4"+/- 17'-9" +/- 71 2" 81 4" FLOOR TO CLG. S.S. SHELVING AIR HANDLER @ CLG. S.S COUNTER INTEGRAL S.S. SINK, 24" L x 20" W x 12" D S.S. CART 1'-0" CLR. 5'-67 8" UNIT INCUBATOR ON CASTERS TO ALLOW MAINTENANCE 7 -- 4 1 2 3 INSULATED DOOR, 4'-0" X 6'-8" X 1.3/4" CONTAINER DOORS 1'-0"1'-0" 4'-0" 6'-3" 2'-9" 3" URETHANE FOAM PANEL w/ 1/2" AC PLYWD. APPLIED TO DOOR CHILLER 2'-9"4'-0" INCUBATOR MODULE FLOOR PLAN Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"1 INCUBATOR PLANS PRELIMINARY BID SET PERMIT SET CONST. SET 1 2 1 1 2 3 2-3-2017 2-28-2017 12-29-2016CONTAINER WALL ICYNENE CLOSED CELL FOAM INSULATION (R7.5 / IN) LSL 2X4 STUDS 24" O.C. 1/2" BCX PLYWOOD A B ICYNENE CLOSED CELL FOAM INSULATION (R7.5 / IN) LSL 2X4 STUDS 24" O.C. 1/2" BCX PLYWOOD 0.075" FRP 1/2" CDX PLYWD. 5/16" GFRC PANEL ATTACHED w/ SCREWS 1"31 2" 1/2" GYP. BD. 1/2" GYP. BD. INCUBATOR MODULE MEP PLAN Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"2 120/60, 20A MOP 120/60 120/60120/60120/60 120/60, 20A INCUBATOR 120/60 120/60 120/60120/60 DR120/50 J 120/60 FAN 20 CFM FAN CHILLER M1-0.33 CHILLED AIR HANDLER AC TUBE SET, POWER & DRAIN IN 3" D CONDUIT MAKE-UP WATER SOFFIT 4X10 EXHAUST PANASONIC FV20VQ3 CEILING EXHAUST REGISTER 4" Ø EXHAUST VENTILATION DOOR TD-100 FAN CONNECTION HOSES CHILLED WATER LOOP 1.1/4" SINK DRAIN EXHAUST OUTLET w/ DAMPER LED SHOP LIGHT FIXTURES INSTALL CVC-100 IN THIS SWITCH TZ6003 1'-81 2"3'-51 8"1'-81 2" 51 2" 4'-33 4" 4'-33 4" 4'-33 4" 51 2" 1'-6"4'-33 4" INCUBATOR HUMIDITY WATER SUBPANEL INCUBATOR DRAIN PLYWD. 0.075" FRP (CRANE GLASBORD w/ SURFASEAL, SMOOTH IVORY) WATER-BASE ADHESIVE, APPLY w/ NOTCHED TROWEL CRANE JOINT SEALANT, STRIKE FLUSH 3A -- INTERIOR ELEVATIONS Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"7 WALL TYPES Scale: 3" = 1'-0"3 SECTION Scale: 3" = 1'-0"4 FRP o/ 1/2" CBX o/ 2X4 FRAMING 21 2" 4" 1'-2" 5'-83 8" 4" 21 2" 51 8"7'-1" CLR. 37 8" CLOSED CELL FOAM INSULATION LINOLEUM o/ 3/4" ACX PLYWD. o/ 3" URETHANE FOAM INSULATION BOARD COVE LINOLEUM UP 4" FRP o/ 1/2" TYPE C GYP. BD. (ALTERNATE: EPOXY PAINT o/ GYP. BD.) 4X10 EXHAUST AIR DUCT IN SOFFIT CONTAINER FLOOR 5" LIGHT FIXTURES AIR HANDLER S.S. COUNTER AIR FILTER & OUTLET LINOLEUM COVE CASING AIR FILTER AIR OUTLET DRAIN 5 µ WATER FILTERPEX CW PEX HW 2'-3"5" 3'-0" 10" AIR HANDLER 3" Ø PVC, SLOPE 1/4" / FT. (TUBESET, CONDENSATE DRAIN, POWER, CONTROL WIRE) 3.1/8" X 15" SLOT IN WALL 4'-41 4" 1'-3" 5'-111 2" 13 16"93 8" CUT PVC IN HALF AT SLOT S.S. SHELVING CHILLER CHILLER CW CHILLED WATER LOOP INCUBATOR INCUBATOR PANASONIC EXHAUST FAN 4'-0" 1'-5" 1'-31 2" TRANSITION 6" Ø TO 4X10 DUCT TRANSITION 4X10 FLAT DUCT TO 4X10 VERTICAL 20 CFM FAN SWITCH 8 CIRCUIT SUBPANELPOWER FEED CONDENSER POWER INCUBATOR DRAIN (1.1/4", 1/8" / FT SLOPE)INCUBATOR DRAIN (1.1/4", 1/8" / FT SLOPE) EXTERIOR ELEVATION, DOOR SIDE Scale: 3/4" = 1'-0"5 4 -- 4 -- 3" Ø PVC CONDUIT FOR TUBE SET 5"81 2"5'-01 2"41 2" 4" 2" 1" 1'-4"101 2" 6"3'-0"3'-2" 6" 3'-0" 6" 11 2" 1'-4" CEILING WALL INSIDE GSM VENT HOOD w/ DRAFT DAMPER AND 1/8" S.S. SCREEN 2"9"3" 5" 61 2" AC AIR HANDLER SINK DRAIN INSULATED DOOR FOR AIR INTAKE 12 X 12 LOUVER w/ 1/8" MESH S.S. INSECT SCREEN BEHIND DOOR AIR FILTER INSIDE SMOOTH FLUSH FOAM CORE FIBERGLAS DOOR w/ HALF LITE, LOWe I.G. HOT & COLD WATER SUPPLIES 4X10 DUCT ELECTRICAL FEED TO CONDENSER POWER FEED TO SUBPANEL (1" CONDUIT) 1 2 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 11 1
  12. 12. hatchery Container WALLTYPEA WALL TYPEB WALL TYPE A HATCHER 6'-914"+/- 17'-9" +/- 712" 814" AIR HANDLER @ CLG. S.S COUNTER INTEGRAL S.S. SINK, 24" L x 20" W x 12" D S.S. CART 1'-0" CLR. 2'-614" UNIT S.S. COUNTER 7 -- 4 1 2 3 INSULATED DOOR, 4'-0" X 6'-8" X 1.3/4" CONTAINER DOORS 6'-3" 2'-9" 3" URETHANE FOAM PANEL w/ 1/2" AC PLYWD. APPLIED TO DOOR HATCHER S.S. COUNTER 2'-9"4'-0" 1'-10" 8'-6" 2'-6" 2'-0" HATCHER MODULE FLOOR PLAN Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"1 HATCHER PLANS PRELIMINARY BID SET PERMIT SET CONST. SET 1 2 1 1 2 3 3-3-2017 2-27-2016CONTAINER WALL ICYNENE CLOSED CELL FOAM INSULATION (R7.5 / IN) LSL 2X4 STUDS 24" O.C. 1/2" BCX PLYWOOD A B ICYNENE CLOSED CELL FOAM INSULATION (R7.5 / IN) LSL 2X4 STUDS 24" O.C. 1/2" BCX PLYWOOD 0.075" FRP 1/2" CDX PLYWD. 5/16" GFRC PANEL ATTACHED w/ SCREWS 1"312" 1/2" GYP. BD. 1/2" GYP. BD. HATCHER MODULE MEP PLAN Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"2 120/60 120/60120/60120/60 120/60 120/60 120/60 120/60120/60 DR120/50 J 120/60 FAN 20 CFM FAN 120/60 120/60 CHILLED AIR HANDLER AC TUBE SET, POWER & DRAIN IN 3" D CONDUIT SOFFIT 4X10 EXHAUST PANASONIC FV20VQ3 CEILING EXHAUST REGISTER 4" Ø EXHAUST VENTILATION DOOR TD-100 FAN 1.1/4" SINK DRAIN EXHAUST OUTLET w/ DAMPER LED SHOP LIGHT FIXTURES INSTALL CVC-100 IN THIS SWITCH TZ6003 1'-8"3'-5"1'-8" 2'-1012" 4'-334" 4'-334" 6" SUBPANEL PLYWD. 0.075" FRP (CRANE GLASBORD w/ SURFASEAL, SMOOTH IVORY) WATER-BASE ADHESIVE, APPLY w/ NOTCHED TROWEL CRANE JOINT SEALANT, STRIKE FLUSH 1/2" GYP. BD. 3A -- INTERIOR ELEVATIONS Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"7 WALL TYPES Scale: 3" = 1'-0"3 SECTION Scale: 3" = 1'-0"4 FRP o/ 1/2" CBX o/ 2X4 FRAMING 212" 4" 1'-2" 5'-838" 4" 212" 518"7'-1" CLR. 378" CLOSED CELL FOAM INSULATION LINOLEUM o/ 3/4" ACX PLYWD. o/ 3" URETHANE FOAM INSULATION BOARD COVE LINOLEUM UP 4" FRP o/ 1/2" TYPE C GYP. BD. (ALTERNATE: EPOXY PAINT o/ GYP. BD.) 4X10 EXHAUST AIR DUCT IN SOFFIT CONTAINER FLOOR 5" 120/60 120/60120/60120/60 120/60 120/60 120/60 120/60120/60 DR120/50 J 120/60 FAN 20 CFM FAN 120/60 120/60 120/60 120/60120/60120/60 120/60 120/60 120/60120/60120/60DR120/50 J 120/60FAN 20CFMFAN 120/60 120/60 5" 1'-218" LIGHT FIXTURES AIR HANDLER S.S. COUNTER AIR FILTER & OUTLET LINOLEUM COVE CASING AIR FILTER AIR OUTLET SINK DRAIN 5 µ WATER FILTERPEX CW PEX HW 2'-3"5" 3'-0" 10" AIR HANDLER 3" Ø PVC, SLOPE 1/4" / FT. (TUBESET, CONDENSATE DRAIN, POWER, CONTROL WIRE) 3.1/8" X 15" SLOT IN WALL 4'-414" 1'-3" 6'-0" 1316"938" CUT PVC IN HALF AT SLOT S.S. COUNTER HATCHER PANASONIC EXHAUST FAN 4'-0" TRANSITION 6" Ø TO 4X10 DUCT TRANSITION 4X10 HORIZONTAL DUCT TO 4X10 VERTICAL 20 CFM FAN SWITCH 8 CIRCUIT SUBPANELPOWER FEED CONDENSER POWER 3'-0" 1'-0" +/- 2'-0" +/- 3'-6"TYP. EXTERIOR ELEVATION, DOOR SIDE Scale: 3/4" = 1'-0"5 3" Ø PVC CONDUIT FOR TUBE SET 5"834"5'-314"512" 212" 1'-4"1012" 6"3'-0"3'-2" 6" 3'-0" 6" 2" 1'-4" CEILING WALL INSIDE GSM VENT HOOD w/ DRAFT DAMPER AND 1/8" S.S. SCREEN 312"1012" 338" 818" AC AIR HANDLER SINK DRAIN INSULATED DOOR FOR AIR INTAKE 12 X 12 LOUVER w/ 1/8" MESH S.S. INSECT SCREEN BEHIND DOOR AIR FILTER INSIDE SMOOTH FLUSH FOAM CORE FIBERGLAS DOOR w/ HALF LITE, LOWe I.G. HOT & COLD WATER SUPPLIES TRANSITION 4X10 TO 6" Ø ELECTRICAL FEED TO CONDENSER POWER FEED TO SUBPANEL (1" CONDUIT) 1 2 3 4 4 -- 4 --
  13. 13. Current State of Project ∙ Made considerable progress ∙ Design Phase coming to close & construction is well under way ∙ Piping, wiring, and air-conditioning tubing is being installed ∙ As of last week, received a commitment &donationof$25-$30,000ofequipment & engineering courtesy of Lennox Industries
  14. 14. Next Phase ∙ Complete Construction & provide turn-key product & services ∙ Goal: ship Five Containers, in the next two to three months ∙ Begin the journey Of reintroduction & preservation San Francisco Niger
  15. 15. Team branding & celebration a groundbreaking effort to save the endangered North African ostrich 2016-2017 Thank You Wildlife Conservation Network Smithsonian’s National Zoo Smithsonian’s National Zoo San Diego Zoo Global Smithsonian Biology Conservation Inst. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Revive & Restore Saint Louis Zoo Sahara Conservation Fund Sahara Conservation Fund Sahara Conservation Fund Busch Garden Outback Power TEchnologies Outback Power TEchnologies Outback Power TEchnologies Outback Power TEchnologies lennox industries Bajada Electric Org. of Biological Field Stations Pete Retondo, Architecture Amick construction Exotic & specialty products natureform hatchery tech beronio lumber amerasa rapid transit aqua sun international sarajane Seideman design Stephen Gold Sara Hallager Rob Fleischer Mike Mace Steve Monfort Scott Tidmus Ryan phelan Bill Houston Thomas Rabeil John Newby Maimounatou Ibrahim Pete Black Fred Kaiser Drew Zogby Brandon Provalenko Mark Mays kevin goodnight George Bajada Stephen Attell Pete Retondo Peter Amick Michael Labate Mark Hall Mike Casassa Rich Eber Greg Hanson Sarajane seideman
  16. 16. Wildlife Conservation Network Smithsonian’s National Zoo Smithsonian’s National Zoo San Diego Zoo Global Smithsonian Biology Conservation Inst. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Revive & Restore Saint Louis Zoo Sahara Conservation Fund Sahara Conservation Fund Sahara Conservation Fund Busch Garden Outback Power TEchnologies Outback Power TEchnologies Outback Power TEchnologies Outback Power TEchnologies lennox industries Bajada Electric Org. of Biological Field Stations Pete Retondo, Architecture Amick construction Exotic & specialty products natureform hatchery tech beronio lumber amerasa rapid transit aqua sun international sarajane Seideman design Stephen Gold Sara Hallager Rob Fleischer Mike Mace Steve Monfort Scott Tidmus Ryan phelan Bill Houston Thomas Rabeil John Newby Maimounatou Ibrahim Pete Black Fred Kaiser Drew Zogby Brandon Provalenko Mark Mays kevin Goodnight George Bajada Stephen Attell Pete Retondo Peter Amick Michael Labate Mark Hall Mike Casassa Rich Eber Greg Hanson Sarajane seideman Thank You

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