WestAfrica-English-WhiteIn West Africa, by 2022, we aim to improve the conservation status of sea turtles, coastal wetlands, seabirds, mangroves, seagrass beds and small pelagic fish.

In particular, we will:

  • Work towards minimising disturbance and eradicating illegal harvesting on the four most important reproduction sites for green and loggerhead sea turtles, as well as seabird breeding colonies in key marine protected areas
  • Work towards halting disturbance in breeding and wintering shorebirds in priority coastal wetlands
  • Focus on improving pollution risk management in offshore oil and gas activities
  • Promote the regulation and sustainability of infrastructure development in critical biodiversity sites
  • Promote conservation actions for seagrass beds at regional level
  • Reduce bycatch of seabirds and sea turtles in specific fisheries
  • Significantly contribute to preserving small coastal pelagic fish stocks

List of countries covered:

Coastal zones of : Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone