Biosfera is a renowned, independent national NGO, implementing innovative conservation initiatives on several islands to conserve multiple species, while raising awareness at the national and regional level. The organisation began its activities in 2006 and was officially created in May 2010.
The Mission of Biosfera is to promote the defence of the conservation of coastal and marine species and their habitats and mobilise Cape Verdean civil society to protect the environment.
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.