Strengthening the Migration of Breeding Waterbird Colonies on the Bijol Islands (Small Grants Fund 2010)

The Bijol Islands are part of the Tanji River Bird Reserve, which was established primarily for its ornithological importance and currently holds 304 bird species from 61 families, owing to the wide range of habitat types provided. The Bijol Islands, managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife Management (DPWM), are the only breeding site in Gambia for the Grey-headed Gull, Caspian Tern and Royal Tern. DPWM has monitored waterbirds on these islands since 1999; the collected data is used by Wetlands International and other stakeholders. There is currently a need for new material to sustain the scheme. The project aims at the sustainable management of the islands and their avifauna through increasing knowledge on the species which use the islands. It also wants to raise awareness on migratory waterbird species and improve capacity of range states and international cooperation towards migratory waterbird conservation. In the course of this project, training courses on monitoring techniques and the use of necessary equipment are delivered to different target groups, and outreach programmes are conducted for schools and the community.

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Implementing AgencyDepartment of Parks and Wildlife Management, Gambia

Taxonomic groupBirds
Target regionAfrica
Target countryGambia
Final technical reportNo

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