All the resources which were in the toolbox (Boîte à outils) of the FIBA website are now available on the website of the Réseau régional d’Aires Marines Protégées en Afrique de l’Ouest (RAMPAO) here. Other resources which were on FIBA’s website can also be found on the website of the Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine conservation in western Africa (PRCM) here.

Below are some additional interesting capitalisation resources relating to MAVA’s West Africa Programme:

icon-PDFLive from Urok! Urok Islands Community Marine Protected Area: lessons learned and impacts (Ambroise Brenier, Emanuel Ramos, Augusta Henriques)

The Urok Islands Marine Protected Area (MPA) is Guinea Bissau’s first community MPA, and is an example for the sub-region. Its specificity lies in the integration of conservation, local development and participative governance. The study led by the NGO Tiniguena provides the main lessons learnt from the Urok Islands CMPA creation project as well as impact indicator results on the community MPA.


icon-PDF Exploring pathways of creating Marine Protected Areas in West Africa: experiences and lessons learnt

This document is the outcome of a desktop review work and interviews, undertaken by Yves Renard and Oussouby Touré in 2012, on the history of ten marine protected areas (MPAs) in West Africa, with a focus on the processes that led to the creation of those MPAs. This work contributed to capitalising the experiences and the know-how acquired by the partners involved in the establishment of MPAs, and to identify lessons learnt and formulate recommendations but also to divulgate best practices to the conservation community in the subregion.


icon-PDFIn French only: Transco : retour d’expérience de l’accompagnement structurel d’ONG locales

The Transco project is an organisational strengthening project implemented with 4 FIBA partners within the context of coastal conservation in Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde and Mauritania. After a first 4 and a half year phase, from 2010 to 2014, this capitalisation document outlines the approach and concrete actions taken and looks back on the ongoing changes.