Kawawana community heritage area: good life recovered through conservation


By: Salatou Sambou

Organisation: Kawawana

Location: Senegal

Published: 18 May 2016

Photo: The Governing Board of APCRM (Association des Pêcheurs de la Communauté Rurale de Mangagoulack) in 2009 © ICCA Consortium

Summary: Kawawana (“our local heritage to be preserved by us all”) is an estuarine territory where the ancient governance and management rules –renovated and agreed upon also by the municipal and regional governments – are finally again respected. With not a cent of outside support, the local fishermen govern, manage and provide much needed surveillance operations for their own Kawawana, which has dramatically recovered in quantity and quality of biodiversity (fish, dolphins, crocodiles, birds…).

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