A new impetus for Nile crocodile conservation in Niger

The The Explorers Foundation recently started a new partnership with the association COECO, to develop a Nile crocodile conservation project in Niger, notably by strengthening the wild population of Nile crocodile which is very threatened locally.

Last summer, the site of the future crocodile study centre has been precisely identified with local community consultation, on the Karey-Kopto island, on the Niger river. The objective is to make this island a protective zone for crocodile and global biodiversity, ensuring a spillover for village communities, through the development of different activities such as ecotourism, handicraft and fish farming.

The local representative is showing the Island where the project will be implemented (© Christian Noirard, COECO)