Wildlife and research

Wild game, known in Africa as bushmeat, is consumed as a delicacy on Bioko Island. At BBPP, we conduct an ongoing survey of the island's primates in an effort to learn how to best protect these species and educate locals on the importance of biodiversity conservation.

Nearly 200 species of birds can be found on Bioko Island. BBPP conducts a monitoring program in the areas around our Moka Wildlife Center. In addition to filling in a major information gap concerning the ecology around the MWC, this ongoing project has become a core educational tool for the Drexel in Equatorial Guinea study abroad curriculum.

Four species of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on Bioko Island's southern beaches from November to February. BBPP works to conserve these critical nesting grounds through passive protection while seeking to improve and advance data collection on the island.

BBPP uses amphibians to investigate the ecological factors that drive population divergence along an elevational gradient. In response to the concerning worldwide declines in amphibian populations, BBPP also seeks to understand whether the amphibians of Bioko Island can metabolically cope with ongoing climate change.

BBPP: striving to conserve wildlife in a changing environment . . .

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).