About the project
The Tristao islands in Northern Guinea and the Cacine Peninsula in Guinea-Bissau are two marine protected areas that are considered as Important Bird Areas (IBA) by BirdLife. Covered by large amounts of mangrove forests, they make up a valuable ecosystem. Mangroves not only provide crucial habitats for wildlife and fishery resources but are also used as a breeding ground by several species of sea turtles, while being home to over 200 identified bird species.
Every year, these areas are confronted with an array of threats arising from economic activities, the demographic pressure and climate change effects. These threats will continue to grow bigger unless robust measures are put in place to contain them.
The ambition of the PRCM and its partners through this project is not only to safeguard but also and mainly to expand mangrove areas across Tristao and Cacine.
The project is financed by the DOB Ecology Foundation for four years.