Supporting Wechaiu Community to conserve Hippos

Centre for Biodiversity Conservation Research (CBCR) is currently in partnership agreement with The Calgary Zoo Foundation (Canada) to support the Wechiau Community Hippo sanctuary (starting November 2019- December 2024). The sanctuary is a CREMA consisting of 20 communities working together to conserve Hippos and their habitat along the Black Volta. The collaboration seeks to facilitate capacity building, development and conservation efforts in the sanctuary to ensure sustained success of community conservation of hippos in the sanctuary. CBCR provides in-country administration, implementation, management, technical and scientific support for research, monitoring, community engagement, capacity building, livelihood improvements and other community conservation projects.

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Project Details

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Starting Date: 2019

Ending Date: 2024

Work Packages: Biodiversity

Location: Wechiau