We envision an Africa where participative data and applied research contribute to the improvement of the protection status of its aquatic megafauna and habitats while taking into account the best interests of the local people.

Our mission is to contribute to the protection of the marine megafauna and their habitats in Central Africa by improving the scientific knowledge and involving fishers and other stakeholders into sustainable halieutics.

Some of our accomplishment include:

  • Creating a Fisher stranding network in Cameroon

  • Developing of the Siren App to facilitate opportunistic data collection by enthusiast fishermen

  • Creating the bathymetric map of Lake Ossa, one of the largest of Lake of Cameroon using depth sonar

  • Surveying of the macrophytes of the lower reaches of the Sanaga basin in Cameroon

  • Implementing environmental education in schools

Current projects:

  • Developing SIREN 2 to be used for collaborative data on sea turtle nesting

  • Use of drone to monitor forest degradation and regeneration in Lake Ossa

  • Monitoring of the water level in Lake Ossa, Cameroon, using automatic depth logger.

  • Collecting climatic data using our weather station

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The improvement of scientific knowledge of the marine megafauna within Africa by establishing a specialized collaborative database, making data accessible to stakeholders, and building capacity to collect and use these data.

        

This Partner Works to Achieve These SDGs