WHAT is the project about?

Forest Giants wants to raise awareness about the importance of conservation of native biodiversity and the role of each person for its safeguard, using the story of the native threatened Gulf of Guinea Giant Land Snail (Archachatina bicarinata) or Obô Snail, as called by local people.

In Sao Tome Island, which is part of the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.

 

Sao Tome is internationally recognized for its unique flora and fauna and incorporated in the global biodiversity hotspot of the “Guinean forests of West Africa”.

WHERE will it take place?

HOW will we act?

We will give classes and talks in the communities living in the surroundings of the protected Obô Natural Park, in Sao Tome Island, and use social media for storytelling to reach a broader audience.

The Obô Snail is one of the countless species suffering a rapid decline due to habitat destruction, overharvesting and introduction of invasive species.

 

Engaging people in biodiversity conservation is critical for its effectiveness! We will use this species to represent the unique biodiversity of Sao Tome and Principe islands.

 

On the photo, Archachatina marginata, an introduced species of giant land snails that seems to be one of the critical factors for the decline of the Obô Snail.

WHY is this project important?

Funded by:

Administered by:

Supported by:

Monte Café, São Tomé Island, São Tomé and Príncipe

forestgiantsproject@gmail.com

(STP) +239 989 8729

(PT) +351 932 875 792

WHAT is the project about?

Forest Giants wants to raise awareness about the importance of conservation of native biodiversity and the role of each person for its safeguard, using the story of the native threatened Gulf of Guinea Giant Land Snail (Archachatina bicarinata) or Obô Snail, as called by local people.

In São Tomé Island, which is part of the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.

 

São Tomé is internationally recognized for its unique flora and fauna and incorporated in the global biodiversity hotspot of the “Guinean forests of West Africa”.

WHERE will it take place?

HOW will we act?

We will give classes and talks in the communities living in the surroundings of the protected Obô Natural Park, in São Tomé Island, and use social media for storytelling to reach a broader audience.

The Obô Snail is one of countless species suffering a rapid decline due to habitat destruction, overharvesting and introduction of invasive species.

 

Engaging people in biodiversity conservation is critical for its effectiveness! We will use this species to represent the unique biodiversity of São Tomé Island.

 

On the photo, Archachatina marginata, an introduced species of giant land snails that seems to be one of the critical factors for the decline of the Obô Snail.

WHY is this project important?