African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization
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
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.