Réseau Régional d’Aires Marines Protégées en Afrique de L’Ouest
9 route des peres maristes, Hann Maristes, Dakar, Senegal
Marine conservation, Marine protected areas, Advocacy, Sustainable fishing
The focus of RAMPAO is on the marine ecoregion of West Africa, the members of the group being Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mauritania, of Senegal and Sierra-Leone. They aim at conserving the marine habitats of the region for the benefit of all. This includes developing Marine Protected Areas; preserving and restoring the critical habitats necessary for the renewal of fishery resources; supporting one another through information exchange and mutual learning; strengthening their mutual capacities for advocacy, defense of interests and representation of MPAs in the region in the international framework.