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Project update2013-05-12

Posted 12.05.2013 by Team - View comments

In November 2012 and February 2013 the youth association of  Iwik and the Association des Amis du Banc d’Arguin (Association of the Friends of Banc d’Arguin) together with the NGO Nature Mauritanie carried out recovery projects on the dunes of the island Nair.

As you know the island is in danger of disappearing, due to erosion and frequent floods. This situation has gathered the Imraguen youth to take action and restore the dunes. Especially since the island is one of the most important nesting sites of the Eurasian Spoonbill subspecies(Platalea leucorodia balsaci), which lives only in the National Parc Banc d’Arguin and as a result their population has been declining for a few years now.

The recovery consists of sealing off the open gaps towards the sea with biodegradable bags, a simple and effective method with satisfactory results so far. The plants are beginning to come back, catching the sediment and strengthen the dunes.

The Association of the Friends of Banc d’Arguin and the youth association of  Iwik wish to continue rebuilding the island in January 2014, before setting up the Spoonbill colony, in order to reinforce the work that has already been done and continue to fight against the effects of global climate change.

We hope to count on our Ecofund community so that we can restore the dunes of the island Nair, which is not only significant to the future of this species but also the mobilisation of the Iwik youth for the conversation of their biodiversity.

Help us to finance the gap of 900 euros!

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