Gambia

Gambia

A ceremony was held at the offices of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Abuko, in commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity. Representatives of various stakeholders, opinion leaders, local authorities, students and researchers used this opportunity to reflect on the theme of biodiversity and climate change.

Dr. Almamy Camara, Director of the Department of Parks and Wildife, stated in his message, “the need to adapt to new patterns of temperature and rainfall, which has a major influence on evolutionary changes that produce the plant and animal species we see today.”

Alhagie Manjang, Senior Wildlife Officer at the Department of Parks and Wildlife focused his message on the human activities that in the Gambian context are contributing to global warming, such as poor fishing methods, sand mining and oyster collection methods.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme