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Protection of Marine Species: the SIFCA Foundation and the NGO CEM sensitize the communities of OURO

Protection of Marine Species: the SIFCA Foundation and the NGO CEM sensitize the communities of OURO

As part of its actions to preserve marine biodiversity, the SIFCA Foundation visited on Sunday, June 20th, 2021, the villages of Ouro located on the east coast of Grand-Béréby. Discussions with the population on the marine turtle protection project were carried out in collaboration with the Conservation of Marine Species NGO (CEM). Mrs. Henriette GOMIS-BILLON, Secretary General, took this opportunity to congratulate the village for its commitment to the project and to reinforce the message in favor of improved actions.

It should be noted that this project, initiated in 2019 and deployed in five villages on the East Coast of Grand-Béréby, allowed to identify and train 4 eco-guards in protecting the coast and fighting poaching, as well as to raise the awareness of nearly 1,500 people and building hatcheries to protect eggs laid on the coastline.

To date, nearly 4,000 turtles have been returned to the sea.