World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people. With the theme of “sustaining all life on earth", we acknowledge and celebrate the important work that communities around the world are doing to protect marine life.
On the Southern Cameroon coastline from Kribi town to the border with Equatorial Guinea, with a bit of luck you can spot Humpback whales, Sperm whales, many types of dolphins, and African Manatees. However, for this diverse marine life, there is limited data available - and correspondingly limited protection.
Knowing that good data can serve as an evidence base for informed environmental policies, the Cameroonian Association of Marine Biology (ACBM) began monitoring this diverse marine life. Read the full story to find out how this SGP-supported project strenghtened marine conservation in Cameroon.