The Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) is one of the largest national parks in Africa. The importance of the park in terms of biodiversity and cultural heritage requires guaranteeing its socio-ecological integrity. Aware of this situation, the PNBA managers and the Delegation for Fisheries Surveillance and Control at Sea (DSPCM) – now the Mauritanian Coast Guard (GCM) – set up a participatory maritime surveillance system in 1999 with the Imraguen, a local community of desert fishermen.
Story Map: Follow Sea Turtles in their Search for Greener Pastures
One of West Africa’s great sea turtle migration takes place from Guinea-Bissau up more than 1,000 kilometres north to Mauritania. Along the way, the turtles shelter and feed in seagrass meadows. This StoryMap takes you along on the migration and explores how green turtles are lured northwards by lush meadows of pristine seagrass.