In these countries, the littoral is home to major urban centres and significant activities, such as fishing, tourism or hydrocarbon exploitation and mining. As a result, the littoral is under considerable pressure, with often conflicting and difficult to understand interests. To lessen this pressure and related threats, common actions must be taken at the global, regional, national and even local levels. It is in this context that stakeholders in the ecoregion, mindful of the need for a common approach to issues such as the conservation of the littoral and the sustainable management of its resources, hope to provide joint responses under the Regional Partnership for the Conservation of the Coastal and Marine Zone of West Africa.
Learn more about the Regional Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation (PRCM)here
Check the programme being implemented by PRCM here