Seagrass beds play a significant ecological, economic and social role in West Africa. They provide food for fish, turtles, molluscs and crustaceans, contribute to water quality, store carbon, produce oxygen, and help regulate climate and protect the coastline. Despite this, they face multiple threats.
Our aim is to improve the knowledge on seagrass beds in West Africa and to strengthen their conservation and regulatory status by:
- improving research and monitoring
- building advocacy and awareness
- strengthening the management and protection of sites
- strengthening the partnership
The countries concerned are Mauritania, Senegal, Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone.
MAVA has allocated € 866 668 to this action plan
Total € 1 267 774
Ensured co-funding: € 401 106