Guinea Bissau houses a wealth of biodiversity that is of local, national, and global significance. However, growing population pressure on coastal and marine resources, shifting agriculture, rice production, artisanal fishing and the extraction of fuelwood from forests and mangroves are causing increasing biodiversity loss.
The government of Guinea Bissau recognized the importance of natural resources and biodiversity in the early 1990s and developed a vision to build a protected areas network. IUCN is working together with The Global Environment Facility and other partners to consolidate, sustain and promote these efforts.
Watch this video to learn more about Guinea Bissau’s natural wealth and efforts to preserve its natural and cultural diversity.
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