Sea turtle conservation in Ivory Coast


By: Jose Gómez Peñate

Organisation: Conservation des Espèces Marines

Location: Ivory Coast

Published: 23 March 2016

Photo: Hatchlings and Tourists © José Gómez Peñate

Summary: This solution helped to stop the poaching of sea turtles on the most important nesting beach of Côte d’Ivoire, the beach of Mani-Kablaké located west of the country. Thanks to the project implemented by CEM since 2013, turtle hunting and nest destruction have been eradicated at the site, more than 1,000 turtles and their nests were protected yearly, local stakeholders have benefited from drinking water supply and solar electrification, and eco-tourism has been developed in the area.

To share the wealth of global knowledge on the  aspects of Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) with the 22 countries of the Abidjan Convention’s region, the Mami Wata project takes advantage of existing IOM solutions that have been successfully implemented already. The Blue Solutions presented here are part of and featured on the Marine and Coastal Solutions Portal on the PANORAMA platform. These solutions are being contributed by a broad range of providers from across the planet.