Deterioration of the West Africa coastal area: losses in the amount of nearly $ 3.8 billion and 13,000 deaths recorded every year
The facts are obvious. In Côte d’Ivoire, the coastal area is greatly deteriorated, with this process worsening year after year. Moreover, the situation is similar in all the countries of West Africa’s coastal strip
As part of the Coastal Seabirds Project funded by MAVA, BirdLife International (BL) has launched the regional census of Terns and Gulls along the coast of West Africa, using drones.
“The competition between seabirds and fishermen is at the expense of the former”.
As part of the “Integrated Saloum Delta Biodiversity Management” project of the Senegal Directorate of National Parks, financed by the MAVA Foundation for Nature, the Nature-Communautés-Développement (NCD)
DIOE Project: Training workshop on the coordination of national networks for waterbird count and data collection
As part of the MAVA-funded capacity building project for waterbird conservation and monitoring along the West Africa coastline (DIOE), Wetlands International Africa organised, from 19 to 21 November 2018, a training session on the coordination of national networks for waterbird census and data collection in Ndangane Sambou, in collaboration with NATAGORA, a Belgian NGO.
As a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Guinea-Bissau set up at the country level in 2014 the Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM), provided for under the CBD to promote cooperation among countries involved in the implementation of the Convention.
Electric protection installed around nesting sites of lesser and greater flamingos in Aftout Es Sahli (Mauritania)
An electric fence of 1,650 m has been set up to protect flamingos’ nesting sites in the Aftout Es Saheli region in the lower delta of the Senegal River.
Waders of the Bijagos, Guinea-Bissau: connecting nonbreeding conditions in the tropics with breeding conditions in the arctic
The seasonality of the Earth ensures that in the North large expanses of land become available for use by demanding organisms like birds during the northern summer.
The first record of an invasive mussel species in West Africa arriving from the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau
During a recent field mission to the Bijagós archipelago*, in January 2018, a team from the University of Lisbon, described the first record of the Asian date mussel
The various active players of the « Mangrove Platform » gathered on 6-7 November 2018 in Ndangane Sambou in the rural commune of Filma to develop a six-year strategic plan aimed at better coordinating and synergising actions for the conservation of ecosystems in the Saloum Delta.
The International Waterbird Census (IWC) is a traditional exercise that ornithologists across the world have been doing since 1967 to assess the annual numbers of wintering birds. 2019 is therefore the 52nd year of the IWC.