«Implementation of action plans for the monk seal in the East Atlantic and for the manatee in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau».
Goal: To support the implementation of the Action Plan for the West African Manatee in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau through the development of studies about the species’ ecology and movements among the Matam population living along the Senegal River, the manatee’s northernmost distribution area. To reduce the impact of Senegal River dams.
In Guinea Bissau, an assessment was conducted to determine the state of fishing and its impact on the most important manatee population of West Africa, located in Orango National Park (Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea Bissau). In both cases, the identification and tracking of specimens through telemetry was used.