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The SIFCA Foundation commits to protecting turtles

The SIFCA Foundation commits to protecting turtles

Alongside the Communication and Sustainable Direction’s mission that took place from November 11th to 14th in the region of Bas Cavally, a SIFCA Foundation delegation led by its General Secretary Mrs. Henriette GOMIS-BILLON met with members of the Marine Species Conservation (Conservation des Espèces Maritimes – CEM) NGO, in order to discuss their protection program for the preservation of sea turtles in the region of Grand Béréby.

Following this, a meeting took place with the nobility of the village of Roc, a success model of this program, which allowed the Foundation to realize the effects of the awareness campaigns led by the NGO in the region.
This enlightening meeting ended by releasing turtles on the beach.

For information: The CEM NGO, created in 2014, aims at improving the living conditions of the inhabitants of the coast of Grand Béréby by protecting the Environment. CEM develops activities to preserve sea turtles on a 30 km beach between the villages of Roc and Kablaké, a zone that is the most frequented by turtles in Côte d’Ivoire. Each year, their teams manage to protect dozens of turtle nests. However, there are still many dangers such as illegal fishing, uncontrolled natural resources exploitation, deforestation for agricultures, coal production, poaching… that weight on these turtles. The creation of a Protected Marine Area is currently in project.