Promoting sustainable activities in Maio's largest Protected Area: independent environmental assessment of an aquaculture development project in Norte do Maio Natural Park, Maio Island, Cape Verde

Assess the potential impacts of an aquaculture project on the environment, and especially on a marine protected area on Maio Island.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Maio Biodiversity Foundation (FMB) 9 >50’000 https://www.facebook.com/maioconservation

Enabling PRCM countries in West Africa to meet their obligations under the new CBD Strategic Plan

Supporting governments for the implementation of the Programme of Work for Protected Areas (PoWPA) and the strategic plan 2011-2020 of the convention for biological diversity (CBD) in coastal West Africa.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
PRCM 36 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 http://prcmarine.org/

Conserver la biodiversité du Parc National du Diawling par la gestion durable et participative

Establishment of a participatory zoning of the parc and of a system of co-management and monitoring by the local community in order to ensure zoning is respected. In parallel, the following activities will be developed: i) promotion of local products, ii) development of nurseries in order to restore indigenous plant species, iii) monitoring of invasive species and development of their value through transformation.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
GRET 48 between 100’000 and 500’000 www.gret.org

Support pour les activités et le fonctionnement du RAMPAO en 2015

​Support for the running of the network in 2015: running, small grants for the members and capacity building.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
RAMPAO 12 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.rampao.org

Evaluation des zones d'importance pour la conservation des rapaces acridivores dans le delta du Saloum, Sénégal

Identification of winter spatial distribution of threathened acridivorous avian predators (lesser kestrel, African swallow-tailed kite,…) and the key sites for their conservation in the Saloum delta (Senegal)

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
LPO France 6 below 50’000 https://www.lpo.fr/

Création d'un système intégré de suivi du Système National des Aires Protégées (SNAP)

Preparations for the implementation of a monitoring system (biodiversity, socioeconomic conditions) of Guinea Bissau’s national network of protected areas.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IBAP 10 below 50’000

Renforcement de la viabilité financière du système national d'aires protégées en Guinée-Bissau, à travers l'opérationalisation et la capitalisation de Bio-Guiné et son fonds fiduciaire

Contribution to the endowment of the conservation trust fund dedicated to Guinea-Bissau’s protected area network.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Fondation Bio-Guiné 48 between 1’000’000-5’000’000

Alcyon (BirdLife)

​Identifcation of Important Bird Areas (IBA) at sea in the PRCM countries and conservation of key nesting sites.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
BirdLife International 24 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.birdlife.org

Sea Around Us Project and PRCM: Marine Conservation Research, Collaboration and Support in West Africa

This project will engage with stakeholders at national and regional level in order to provide accurate estimates of the amount of fish exploited in their waters. This historical catch reconstruction process wil refine the data provided during the first phase of this project, provide accessible and userfriendly data, and engage with stakeholders to ensure better managment of fish stocks.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
University of British Columbia 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.seaaroundus.org

Monk Seal Conservation Program at Cap Blanc

To improve the conservation status of monk seals in the region, to decrease the risk of interactions among monk seals and fisheries, to monitor the monk seal population evolutions in the region, and to improve the involvement of local communities in monk seal conservation.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
CBD-Habitat 36 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.cbd-habitat.com

Renforcement des dynamiques de conservation de l'environnement en Guinée Bissau

Assistance to the IUCN office of Bissau for its support activities to its member organizations.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN Guinée-Bissau 48 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.iucn.org

Programme d’appui au réseau régional des parlementaires et élus locaux pour la protection du littoral ouest-africain (PREPARE 2)

Contribute to the improvement of environmental governance and social, economic and ecological sustainability of development activities in the countries of the coastal and marine zone of West Africa.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN Sénégal 48 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.iucn.org

Protecting sea turtles and nesting beaches, getting local people involved.

​Protection and monitoring of beaches on Boavista island (Cape Verde), important nesting sites for loggerhead turtles.​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Turtle Foundation Switzerland 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.turtle-foundation.org

Stratégies visant la réduction de la prolifération des sachets plastiques au Cap Vert

Awareness and advocacy to reduce the use of plastic bags in Cape Verde. Implementation of alternative strategies.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
ADAD 23 between 100’000-500’000 http://adad.org.cv

Programme Régional d’Éducation à l’Environnement- PREE Phase II: Préparer les jeunes générations à devenir des « citoyens du littoral »

Integration of environmental education in Curricula schools of the countries in the PRCM area and support to the regional network of environmental education.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN Guinea-Bissau 48 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.iucn.org

Reducing Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in Coastal West Africa

​This project aims to secure a progressive International Tribunal Law Of the Sea (ITLOS) advisory opinion against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing by supporting West African’s Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission and strengthening local stakeholder participation. ​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in CHF Website
WWF International 24 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.wwf.org

Catalogue des espèces et des habitats benthiques de l'Afrique de l'Ouest

Identify biodiversity and benthic habitats of the plateau and the continental margin of Large Marine Ecosystem of the Canary Current (Country of space CSRP) to acquire the knowledge base for conservation and contribute to the ecosystem fisheries management.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
University of Vigo 48 between 500’000-1’000’000 http://www.ieo.es

Master International GAED - Gérer les impacts des activités extractives

Support the implementation of the Master ‘Managing the impacts of Extractive Activities (GAED) at the universities in Nouakchott and St. Louis (Gaston Berger).

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN 42 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.iucn.org

Building a sustainable tourism development approach for the benefit of nature and local livelihoods in Maio, Cape Verde.

This project will adress the environmental impact of mass-tourism development in Maio, Cape Verde, promoting alternative models and advocating for land-use strategies coherent with biodiversity conservation priorities.​

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Fundaçao Maio Biodiversidade (FMB) 12 below 50’000 http://www.maioconservation.org/

Do nutrients derived from birds drive the food web of Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania ?

Scientific research that should unravel the mystery of the origin of nutrients in the Banc d’Arguin intertidal ecosystem.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
University of Groningen 48 between 100’000-500’000 http://www.rug.nl/corporate/index

PACT Biodiv

Valorisation of Cultural and Traditional Heritage for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Marine Protected Areas in West Africa.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
FIBA 36 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.lafiba.org

La recherche participative au service de la conservation de la biodiversité du Parc National Marin de João Vieira-Poilão (Archipel des Bijagós)

Improving the management of the Park through the development of scientific tools for the management and monitoring of the site, while strengthening the collective capabilities of local communities, national researchers and Park team.

Partner Duration (Months) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IBAP: Institut de la Biodiversité et des Aires Protégées de Guinée-Bissau 48 between 100’000 and 500’000 http://www.ibap.org

Plan d'Action IBAP 2012

​Support to the Protected Areas Management national authority of Guinea Bissau for the conservation of coastal protected areas.​

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IBAP 0.50 between 100’000-500’000

Save the sea - Leveraging Action in the EU to Stop Illegal Fishing.

The goal of this project is to protect marine environments and biodiversity, coastal communities and fisheries in West Africa by documenting, reporting and assisting in the eradication of IUU (Illegal, unreported, unregulated) fishing, while building sustainability and transparency in the EU seafood supply chain.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in GBP Website
Environmental Justice Foundation – EJF 3.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.ejfoundation.org

PRCM - Partenariat régional pour la conservation de la zone côtière et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest, 2012-2016

Support to PRCM, a coalition of over 90 organizations – government, civil society, academic world – united around a common vision / strategy carrying the reflection at regional level. It will focus on facilitating exchanges between the partners, coordination of their interventions, lobbying and advocacy with different target groups.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN 5.00 between 1’000’000 – 5’000’000 www.iucn.org

Un tissu associatif consolidé pour mieux influencer et accompagner les politiques de développement et environnement sous contrainte climatique

The project aims to strengthen advocacy skills and, ultimately, the fight against climate change and conservation of civil society actors in West Africa.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Réseau Action Climat France 3.3 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.rac-f.org

Support of ecotourism in Bijagos islands (Guinea Bissau)

Support to the development of ecotourism in the Bijagos islands and specially at the National Park of Orango.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
Fundación CBD-Habitat 3.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.cbd-habitat.com

Development of a sustainable livelihood action plan for West African coastal protected areas in the context of climate change.

The overall objective of this project is to assess the vulnerability of socio-ecological systems in and around protected areas, including livelihoods and institutional vulnerability.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in GBP Website
UNEP-WCMC 3.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.unep-wcmc.org

Promotion d'un tourisme écologique et durable en Guinée Bissau

This strategy aims to provide new opportunities for biodiversity conservation and the development to the benefit of the resident populations of the protected areas of the country.

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN 4.00 between 500’000 and 1’000’000 www.iucn.org

Safeguarding Marine Biodiversity in West Africa

Etablissement de la liste rouge des poissons marins d’Afrique de l’Ouest (1’400 espèces)

Partner Duration (Years) Range of MAVA contribution in EUR Website
IUCN 2.00 between 100’000 – 500’000 www.iucn.org