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Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Areas of Guinea-Bissau


Av. Dom Settimio Arturro Ferrazzetta, CP 70, Guinea-Bissau

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Government agency


Turtles, Protection of marine life


Amongst other functions, the IBAP is responsible for the conservation of sea turtles in Guinea-Bissau, through the Department of Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation, and through the management of Protected Areas. Conservation actions include protection of critical habitats for sea turtle nesting and foraging, marine surveillance for illegal activities, development of Marine Turtle Action Plans. Their approach is to achieve biodiversity protection and sustainable use of resources by local communities.

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