This Abidjan Aquatic Wildlife Partnership website is hosted by OceanCare
The Abidjan Aquatic Wildlife Partnership is focussed on increasing the awareness and action of governments, the private sector and local communities in West and Central Africa, to slow and reverse the over-harvesting of aquatic mammals, reptiles and birds for human consumption, trade, fishing bait or other uses.
The Partnership was established following the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Abidjan Convention in March 2017 where a decision was taken to invite relevant parties to form a non-binding, multi-stakeholder partnership, led by the Abidjan Convention Secretariat and to develop an action plan to combat the trade, consumption and other uses of aquatic species, including Aquatic Endangered, Threatened or Protected (A-ETP) species across the region.
It is time now that we address the issue of illegal trade of aquatic wildlife which affects the life of many in Africa. It’s our sincere hope that this partnership will lay down the foundations for an effective mechanism to fight against illegal trade of aquatic wildlife in the region.
OceanCare is committed to the protection of marine wildlife and is proud to be a founding partner of the Abidjan Aquatic Wildlife Partnership. OceanCare is committed to using its influence at international levels to elevate political commitment to address the aquatic wild meat issue and will also be working at local and regional levels to build greater understanding of the scale and scope of the problem, its underlying causes and the actions that must be taken to address it. Conservation and sustainable development are intrinsically linked and OceanCare will be working with partners to define and advocate for solutions that benefit both local communities and wildlife.
WA BiCC is committed to the conservation of wildlife including endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) aquatic species that are often forgotten, and is proud to be a founding partner of the Abidjan Aquatic Wildlife Partnership. WA BiCC seeks to build capacity of West African institutions to generate and share data on threatened aquatic species, share experiences and best practices as part of learning processes to inform capacity building initiatives and policy review processes that will ensure stronger enforcement of wildlife legislation, and consequent reduction in loss of key threatened biodiversity.
Aquatic wildmeat is defined as the products derived from aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles used for subsistence food and traditional uses, including meat, shells, bones and organs and as bait for fisheries. Endangered, threatened and protected species are affected...