Name of organisation
Tanji Bird Reseve
Number of staff
Number of visitors per year
1500 – 2000
Overall aims of the centre
Raise awareness on sea birds, migratory species and breeding colonies with other important park rules.
Other Information: The Centre is below standard because there is no allocated park fund to built it to standard and does not have adequate equipment 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.
Main CEPA work area
Community out reach workshop (fisherfolk) on competition 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
Top three successes: Workshops to raise community participation in Management 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.
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