Wetlands of South Guinea Bissau

Antonio Araujo

The project aimed to increase knowledge of the birds of Guinea-Bissau and to draw international attention to the importance of the country's tropical forests. The project assessed human impact on forest resources and intended to combine all data into the production of a management plan and recommendations for the designation of a potential national park. The project also surveyed the avifauna of the Culfada lagoon, illustrating its seasonal importance for waterbirds. The team worked extensively with local communities, gave a well-attended presentation at the Portuguese embassy, was featured on national television, and aided Tiniguena, an environmental NGO, to organise an education campaign.