Sawfish
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Project

Securing the Future of Sawfishes in Western Africa

Duration
2013 - 2015
Location
Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Sierra Leone
Species protected
Smalltooth Sawfish Pristis pectinata
Largetooth Sawfish Pristis pristis

Project objectives

The project team is expected to mitigate the threats on the sawfishes in Western Africa and to bring knowledge and tools to the fishermen involved in the sawfish’s conservation.

This project is implemented by Des Requins et des Hommes.

Threaths

Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion

Poaching