Name of organisation
Centre de Recherche pour la Gestion de la Biodiversité (CRGB)
None after the one received in 2008-2009 for a 75% financial support from the French Fund for the Global Environment (FFEM) for the wetland of the Ouémé valley in Southern Benin.
In collaboration with Verein für Mangrovenschutz e.V. we are looking for funding to continue our work on mangroves.
Number of staff
Since 2011, 1 volunteer
Number of visitors per year
More or less 30 people to our office.
Overall aims of the centre
- Sustainable management and conservation of natural resources;
- inventory of mammalian, entomofauna and forest wildlife; sustainable plant protection
- sustainable plant protection;
- good agricultural and phytosanitary practices;
- the valorisation of natural ecosystems through tourism and eco-tourism;
- the reception of trainees in various fields.
Description of the centre
In the field we work in the forest of Kpinkonzoumè (8 ha), the mangrove of Togbin-Daho (about 150 ha) and Avlékété. Forest near the Ouémé river, mangrove of Togbin and Avlékété. Different species of Odonata, Chiroptera, Primates, Fish, etc.
Main CEPA work area
Atlas of Odonates of Benin, and mangrove image box for Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) in primary schools and local communities.
Top three successes
Almost all of our activities have been very successful.
The field trips with primary school children were a great success and allowed them to discover the biodiversity of natural habitats.
School in nature.
Top three challenges
Atlas of the odonates of Benin.
Inventory of the biodiversity of Lake Nokoué (Ganvié, Sô-Ava, etc.).
Safeguarding the mangrove of Avlékété.
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails
Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers
Education and communication
Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Developing resources / materials
Auditing / assessing effectiveness; Health and safety; Fund-raising; Project planning.
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