Wetlands are highly productive and biologically diverse systems that are vital in enhancing water quality, controlling erosion, maintaining stream flows, and sequestering carbon. They are equally relevant due to their importance for biodiversity preservation and their biological services for humankind.
The PAPFor project aimed at tackling the problems of forest degradation through working with rural communities to create awareness on the importance of protecting the forest while at the same time promoting alternative livelihood options.
The Senegal Bird Atlas is an initiative of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, with the support of the African-Eurasian Migratory Landbird Action Plan (AEMLAP). The project is a first for a French speaking country in Africa and an integral part of the Africa Bird Atlas Project.
Since 2019, Guinée Ecologie (BirdLife Partner in Guinea) has been involved in the restoration of mangroves in the country. From 2019 to 2022, more than 1,400 hectares of mangroves were restored in the Tristao Islands.
Les eaux marines au large de l'Afrique de l'Ouest sont très productives et abritent de nombreuses espèces d'oiseaux de mer. Cependant, ces oiseaux sont menacés par les prises accidentelles, la surpêche, le changement climatique, la destruction de leurs habitats et les espèces exotiques envahissantes (EEE), entre autres.