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Jul 24
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The 10th edition of the Regional Coastal and Marine Forum is afoot!

The 10th edition of the Regional Coastal and Marine Forum will be held from 25 to 28 March 2020 in Guinea Bissau under the theme “Ocean Health, a challenge for the sustainable development of West African coastal countries" 

Jun 12
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Oil and gas exploitation: an expert advocates a middle ground policy for the conservation of marine environments

In an interview he gave to the press, Ahmed Senhoury, Director of the PRCM, identifies a number of avenues for coastal and marine conservation

Mar 20
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Grand Tortue Ahmeyim gas deposit: cooperation agreement with Senegal passed by Mauritania MPs

On 22 January, the National Assembly of Mauritania passed a bill opening the way to the ratification of the bilateral agreement signed with Senegal in February 2018 on the development of the gas field located at the sea border shared by both countries. 

Mar 20
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Senegal: consultative workshop on reducing the impact of infrastructures on coastal ecosystems

A workshop on “Reducing the impact of infrastructures on coastal ecosystems: issues and challenges for Senegal” was organized 4-6 December 2018 in Somone and Toubab Dialaw, Senegal by GAIA (Action and Initiative Group for an alternative development) and APPEL

Mar 20
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Launch of the Mauritanian platform on oil and gas activities management

A platform of Mauritanian stakeholders involved in the management of offshore oil and gas activities was created on 7 December 2018 following an experience sharing and consultation workshop organized by the Ministry of Environment, with the support of BIODIVERCITES and the collaboration of the PRCM and GIZ. 

Mar 20
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Sahel debate on the environmental impact of mining industries

The President of BiodiverCités, Ms. Maïmouna Saleck, and the Director of environmental control at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr. Cheikh Tourad Ould Mohamed Saadbouh, will be my guests this week at a Sahel debate on the environmental benefits of gas, mine and oil production in Mauritania.

Oct 01
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Oil and gas exploitation: challenges of mitigating consequences on the environment explained to MPs

The awareness of Senegal’s Members of Parliament was raised about the need to lessen environmental and socioeconomic risks entailed by offshore oil

Oct 01
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L'Or noir du Sénégal: what you need to know about the oil industry

Fary Ndao is an expert in geology who has recently published L’Or noir du Sénégal, an educational handbook that sheds light on the oil industry

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