Organisation: Programme Biodiversity, Oil and Gas
19 January 2017
Dolphin, © Hans Verdaat
Summary: Soon after the first offshore oil field was discovered an intense public debate started in Mauritania about environmental and social risks of this sector. That led to the development of the Programme Biodiversity Oil and Gas, which aims, through a collaborative and integrated approach, at collating data in the marine environment, understanding the ecological side-effects of human uses, designing and developing technical tools to monitor activities, and implementing corresponding policies.