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Tanji Bird Reserve

Name of organisation: Tanji Bird Reseve

Funding support: Basically Projects

Number of staff: 15

Number of visitors per year: 1500-2000 annually

Overall aims of the centre: Raise awareness on sea birds,migratory species and breeding colonies with other important park rules.

Main CEPA work areas: Community out reach workshop (fisherfolk) on competiton on resources and rules prohibiting fishing close to offshore islands(Non fishing Zones),giving information on breeding season and also reducing impact on other sea mammals(marine turtles)

Top three successes: Workshops to rais community participation in Manaagement of projects such as Gambia Biodiversity Management and Institutional Strengthening ,ICAM II and Small pelagic conservation with the critical sites under RAMPAO

Top three challenges: Lack of adequate funding support for wider coverage and unsustainability of projects and non media coverage such as use of TV and Radio Shows and lack of adequate interpretation signs,brochures and printed items for education and visitor information


Visitor centres: Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Building / maintaining structures

Participation: Engaging young people; Engaging the local community

General: Auditing / assessing effectiveness; Health and safety


Name: Nuha Jammeh

Address: Jammeh, Department of Parks and wildlife (NFP- AEWA), The Gambia


Other Information:The Centre is below standard because there is no allocated park fund to built it to standard and does not have adequate equipments and facilities. The wetland information center is very suitable for suitable Tanji Bird Reserve which has the only breeding colony in the Gambia (despite the erosion taking place as a result of Sea level rise it still remain as one of the must important breeding sites for Palearctic migrant birds). Also annual waterbird census is conducted on the Islands.

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