Consolidation of Sea Turtle Conservation in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau - Phase 1

Project goals:

1. Erradicate sea turtle mortality at breeding sites

2. Erradicate habitat disturbance at breeding sites

The project will involve enhanced law enforcement, land use planning, raised awareness and participation of local communities in sea turtle conservation work, better management of Protected Areas, capacity building of national and local teams, and advanced scientific research to improve the knowledge on the conservation status of sea turtle populations in Guinea-Bissau.

Project strategies:

1. Patrolling and surveillance of priority breeding sites

2. Effective management of Protected Areas

3. Community engagement

4. Revision of legal framework and law enforcement

5. Mitigation of habitat disturbance and associated impacts

6. Coastal development and tourism planning

7. Research and monitoring

8. Environmental awareness, communication and education

Project period: 2018 - 2020


Lead partner:






Address: Av. Dom Settimio Arturro Ferrazzetta, CP 70, Bissau, Guiné-Bissau


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