Giant salvinia on Lake Ossa
Image credit: AMMCO

Saving the African Manatee’s Habitat and Lake Ossa’s Biodiversity

2019 - 2020
Species protected
African Manatee Trichechus senegalensis

Project objectives

The project aims to reduce the Giant salvinia by 50% by November 2020. This will not only directly benefit the 400 fishermen who rely on the lake for fishing, but also the many women who sell fish from the lake. It will also help the lake recover, protecting the biodiversity, including the African manatees.

This project is implemented by the African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization.


Invasive alien species

This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.