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Spoonbills of Nair, Mauritania

Posted 08.10.2012 - View comments

Ahmedou, our mauritanian champion of the Spoonbills of Nair project, contributed to the summer camp "Khaimaazrakh", which took place from the 3rd to 11th September 2012 in Iwik. The camp was attended by 10 children from the schools in the National Park of Banc d'Arguin (PNBA) who had followed activities aiming to “discover the landscapes of PNBA” during the previous school year.

The children participated in different activities such as: photojournalism training throughout the duration of the camp, birdwatching sessions, introduction to fishing, landscape-drawing courses, a waste collection session, the discovery of the Isle of Nair...

Ahmedou and other camp educators accompanied the children to the Isle of Nair to raise awareness of the climate change issues and the rising sea levels that affect the reproduction of the colony of spoonbills on the island. The children used photography to report on the situation and the problems addressed. They discovered for the first time the island which is one of the highest nesting places for one of the most emblematic species of PNBA.