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The Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP) is a research partnership between Drexel University in Philadelphia and the Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (UNGE) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. BBPP's mission is the conservation of Bioko Island's biodiversity, especially its critically endangered primates and nesting marine turtles, through the development of economically self-sustaining programs that demonstrate the value of conserving Equatorial Guinea's unique wildlife and wild spaces. Thanks for visiting, see what we're about!

Conserving Bioko's wildlife through research, education, and outreach . . .

 

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Follow Bioko's Nesting Leatherbacks in real time!

With assistance from the BBPP, researchers from Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Exeter were able to successfully place satellite transmitters on 10 female Leatherback turtles from Bioko's nesting beaches.  The satellite tags will allow researchers to follow these Leatherback turtles in real time and observe their behavior off the coast of Bioko Island.  One female has already departed for a trip to Sao Tome and a few others have returned to the coast directly off the southern nesting beaches near our Moaba Camp, hopefully to nest again in the coming days!

 

You can watch where they are, too!  Check out the map below to see where these female Leatherbacks are RIGHT NOW!

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All photos are credited to National Geographic Photographers Tim Laman, Ian Nichols, Joel Sartore, and Christian Ziegler, as well as numerous members of BBPP (staff, students, and volunteers).