UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
This page details the UN Sustainable Development Goals being addressed by the SeaTrees project in the Cacheu Mangrove Forest National Park and Cantanhez Forest National Park in Guinea-Bissau. This project is also known as the Community Based Avoided Deforestation Project in Guinea-Bissau (CBADP).
Sustainable Development in Guinea-Bissau
SeaTrees has been supporting the long-term conservation of two National Parks in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau: The Cacheu Mangrove Forest National Park and the Cantanhez Forest National Park.the protection of 181,200 hectares of coastal watershed in Guinea-Bissau, on West Africa’s Atlantic coast.
Supporting Local Communities
Guinea-Bissau is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet the country possesses extremely rich biodiversity of local and global importance. The people of Guinea-Bissau depend on its forests, especially its mangrove forests, for their livelihood. Nearly 80% of the country’s population lives in the coastal zone and is dependent on marine and coastal biodiversity for income, material goods, and food security. This project supports the sustainable development of over 134 villages and 50,000 people living in each national park.
Key Impact Metrics
- Reduces poverty of the local communities surrounding the project areas.
- Improves the well-being of over 50,000 local people.
- Empowers local communities through increased incomes and improved social infrastructure.
- Improves educational opportunities and literacy.
- Strengthens efforts to safeguard the area's cultural and natural heritage.
Sustainable Development Goals addressed by the project
SeaTrees evaluates this project annually to measure its impact on all relevant Sustainable Development Goals. The Guinea-Bissau project addresses seven SDGs. Read below for more details.