Kosmos supports conservation efforts at the Djoudj National Bird Park.
An Important Natural Sanctuary
The Djoudj National Bird Park is a natural bird sanctuary along the backwaters, lakes and rivers of the Senegal River delta. The 16,000-hectare national park serves as a home to some 365 species of birds, 80 species of fish, 10 species of mammals and 132 species of plants. It’s also a resting spot for nearly 1.5 million migratory birds.
Working Together to Protect the Park
The park is located onshore from the area where Kosmos made the major Tortue-1 well natural gas discovery. It is bordered by eight villages with a population of nearly 25,000. Kosmos is working closely with park authorities and local villagers to protect this important sanctuary. The project reinforces ecological monitoring of the park and supports socioeconomic development activities of the Djoudj Inter-Village Committee.
Making a Difference
Kosmos support of the Djoudj National Bird Park helps provide:
* Habitat restoration and management of invasive plant species.
* Biological monitoring and tracking of the park’s ecosystem, including equipment for volunteer “eco guards” from surrounding villages.
* Rice huskers as an income-generating activity for community volunteers working in the park.
* Equipment for volunteer guides, including binoculars and bird spotting guides.
Kosmos is proud to work with park authorities and the local populace to help protect this important bird sanctuary.