• Kids and turtles in Grand Bereby, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Turtle babies on the run
  • Stranded turtle

Living with sea turtles - village development and biodiversity in Côte d'Ivoire

In Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, there is one last unlit stretch of coastline. There in the night giant leatherback turtles crawl out of the sea to the beach to lay their eggs. But they are not alone. The coastal inhabitants bear a frugal life, they only have bad drinking water and no TV, there is no electricity. A couple of turtle eggs come in quite handy tasting good anyhow. The state is weak, there is no money.
Where does this development? What is that to us?
From personal contacts an Ivorian-international initiative has arisen. The leatherback turtle must not die! The coastal communities need our support in their village development!
"CEM" was founded in 2014. CEM stands for
„Conservation des Espece Marine“. This non-government organization wants to create a positive future for humans and nature - together with the people of the coastal region around Grand Bereby and with the help of partners .
Welcome to Côte d'Ivoire to the exciting coast of Krou and leatherback turtles!