13 January 2023

Second successful survey conducted in Kamsar and Tristao, Guinea

In November 2022 CCAHD, Biotope, CNSHB and Guinee Ecologie continued the collaborative work on the study and conservation of the Atlantic humpback dolphin in Guinean waters. The project is supported by Mubadala Investment Company and its asset GAC and managed by the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ Fund). Following the initial survey in […]

30 August 2022

Peer-reviewed publication on range-wide collaboration for Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii) conservation

A new peer-reviewed paper titled “Range-Wide Conservation Efforts for the Critically Endangered Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (Sousa teuszii)”, published in a special issue of the journal Diversity, highlights the collaborative efforts undertaken at national, regional and international levels to improve the conservation of Critically Endangered Atlantic humpback dolphins.  The paper frames these efforts in the context […]

7 July 2022

Collaborative surveys off to a good start in Guinea

In June 2022, the CCAHD, Biotope, the National Aquatic Science Centre of Bussuara (CNSHB) and Guinée Ecologie conducted the first boat surveys as part of  a collaborative project on the study and conservation of Atlantic humpback dolphins in Guinea. During 3 weeks, an international team composed of researchers from Guinea, France and Slovenia collected information […]

6 July 2022

Last Atlantic humpback dolphin in Dakhla Bay?

In April 2022, the CCAHD was contacted through its Facebook site by members of the Trouk Youth Association to Protect the Gulf of Wadi Daha (TYA), a small NGO founded by wildlife tour operators with the aim of protecting the marine and coastal environment of Dakhla Bay, Western Sahara (جمعية شباب تروك لحماية خليج وادي […]

30 May 2022

MBZ dolphin project launched in Guinea

On Thursday, May 12th, the collaborative project titled ‘Conservation assessment of the Atlantic humpback dolphin in Guinea’ was officially launched.  The project is being implemented by the CCAHD in close collaboration with the Biotope International, Biotope Guinea, the Centre National des Sciences Halieutiques de Boussoura (CNSHB), Guinee Ecologie, and a range of local stakeholders. Biotope […]

29 December 2021

Local community members play crucial role in the rescue and release of Atlantic humpback dolphins in Gabon

By: Judicael Régis Kema Kema and Berthin Lembi (National Parks Agency -ANPN) Anges Marie Ngobou Ngobou (Provincial Fisheries Authority- DGPA) and Dr. Akendengue Aken Igor (Aquatic Species NGO) On the morning of December 22nd, 2021, fishermen from the coastal community of Cap Lopez, Gabon, found more in their beach seine net than they had bargained […]

2 December 2021

STREET WHALE: Art meets science to celebrate Cameroon’s marine diversity

The Street Whale event held in Cameroon on November 11th-13th, 2021, combined art and science to raise awareness of whales and other marine wildlife.   The event was organized by CCAHD partner, the African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization (AMMCO) and its partners from in the city of Kribi on the southern coast of Cameroon. The event […]

13 October 2021

Petition submitted to place Atlantic humpback dolphin under US Endangered Species Act

  In September 2021 three conservation organisations submitted a petition to the National Marine Fisheries Service today to list the Atlantic humpback dolphin under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).  While this Act is part of US law, an official ESA listing, even for species occurring outside the US, can  significantly improve the species’ survival […]

7 June 2021

CCAHD Partner in Congo documents multiple live sightings and two bycaught Sousa teuszii

CCAHD Partner, Renatura Congo, have traditionally focused on sea turtle conservation and monitoring activities in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). Since 2018, Renatura have worked in Conkouati-Douli National Park and adjacent areas to monitor turtle nesting and strandings, and promote conservation with local communities and stakeholders.  In March, they expressed a willingness to train their […]

2 June 2021

New communication resource available to assist fund-raising and raise awareness of Sousa teuszii with government and industry stakeholders

CCAHD members have collaborated with Graphic design firm, Agenda28 to create an infographic that captures the most essential information about the Critically endangered Atlantic humpback dolphin.  Available for download in English, French and Portuguese, this Infographic will be used to support government engagement meetings planned to take place in June and July 2021 in Gabon, […]

5 March 2021

Valuable Atlantic humpback dolphin sightings reported from Nigeria

By Prof. Edem Eniang, Biodiversity Preservation Center (BPC), Nigeria (www.briodiversitypreservationcenter.org) On February 21st, 2021, Andrew Lynch and his wife were enjoying time on the beach roughly 25 km west of the Lagos Harbour, when they noticed dolphins just beyond the surf.  They took photos, and upon returning home, looked for ways to share their sighting […]

New report highlights priorities for Atlantic humpback dolphin conservation

The CCAHD is pleased to announce the publication of a collaborative report in English and French, highlighting the priority actions required for the conservation of the Critically Endangered Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii). The report is the result of extensive expert discussion on the current short- and medium-term priority data gaps and actions required to optimize […]

22 December 2020

Loro Parque Foundation confirm funding for Senegal surveys

At the end of October 2020, the Loro Parque Foundation (LPF) confirmed the success of a funding proposal prepared by the African Aquatic Conservation Fund (AACF) and the CCAHD to carry out a survey of Atlantic humpback dolphins in Senegal. The survey aims to establish a baseline of data and tools required to better understand […]

16 December 2020

CCAHD receive funding from Zoo Nuremberg

During September 2020, the CCAHD was delighted to receive some funding from Zoo Nuremberg