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Mobilization of Local Communities for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Touguissoury
Grantee Name: 
Guinée Ecologie
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$41,800
DATES
Jun 2017
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Nov 2018
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$41,800
DATES
Jun 2017
-
Nov 2018

The Island of Touguissoury in Guinea is under serious threat owing to excessive deforestation activities in the mangrove forests, weak enforcement of existing national laws relating to biodiversity preservation and the lack of awareness on the importance of the site to people and nature, among others.
Guinée Ecologie’s project will be implemented with full participation of local communities in Touguissoury to carry out socio-economic studies, identify and build on best practices to conserve the mangroves.
The goal is to develop a participatory land use management plan for the Island and empower biodiversity friendly income generating activities.

Strategic Direction: 1 Empower local communities to engage in sustainable management of 40 priority sites and consolidate ecological connectivity at the landscape scale