Location and species

The applicant site includes the southern part of the Cameroon coastline from Kribi town to the border with Guinnea Equatorial. The species seen include Humpback whale, Sperm whale, Common Bottlenose Dolphin, Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Humpback Dolphin and African Manatee.

 

Concerns

Threats to cetaceans and their habitats include fishing, mining by petroleum exploration, boat transportation by ships and tankers, urbanisation by construction of deep sea ports and oil pollution. The challenge is to get more information on these species, build ecotourism projects with local people and to propose marine protected areas in Cameroon. There are currently no marine protected areas and little or no information exists on these species.

Lead Applicant:

Association Camerounaise de Biologie Marine

© Association Camerounaise de Biologie Marine - Dr Isidore Ayissi