Support to Natural Reserves
and National Parks of Senegal
Republic of Senegal
Pavla Hejcmanova, Karolina Kolackova, Jiri Vahala, Michal Hejcman,
Petr H. Verner
Partner(s) of the Project:
Directorate of National Parks of Senegal, Society for the Protection of the Environment and Fauna in Senegal
Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic
Duration of the project:
2007 - 2009
Aim of the Project:
The project aimed to participate to the Western Giant Eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) conservation and
breeding in Senegal, to support the wildlife conservation, to implement local people to the management of natural
resources and in consequence to contribute to the rural development on periphery of national parks by promoting
ecotourism and biodiversity conservation education.
Outputs of the Project:
To support the captive breeding programme of Giant eland in semi-captivity.
To create new breeding herds of Giant eland in Fathala Reserve in Delta du Saloum National Park, Senegal.
To promote ecotourism in the Delta du Saloum National Park region.
Education of locals and their children about necessity of biodiversity conservation and strengthening the knowledge in the sustainable wildlife utilization.
To contribute to the economic and rural development in the region.