The Experimental Station of arid zones (EEZA) is an Institute of the Council of scientific researches belonging to the Area of natural resources, created in 1947.
Its mission is to:
- Promoting the development of basic research as a vital engine of innovation and improvement of the management of the natural and rural environment in extreme environments.
- Provide knowledge to solve ecological problems allowing to reconcile the interests arising from the preservation of the environment and their rational exploitation.
- Lead projects for reintroduction and conservation of several species of African ungulates to ensure their final recovery in freedom.