Help us to save Cabo Verde from plastic pollution!

Help us to save Cabo Verde from plastic pollution!

Help us to save Cabo Verde from plastic pollution

Despite its geographical isolation, the Cape Verde Islands suffer from a constant flow of plastic debris transported by the ocean current of the Canaries. They accumulate mainly on the eastern shores of the archipelago. These debris pose a permanent threat to the marine life and biodiversity of the islands. Since the project’s start, Calao has collected more than 15 tonnes of marine debris on the island of Sal.

Since the project’s start, Calao has collected more than 15 tonnes of marine debris on Sal. We must continue our operations, because our fight can not stop until the fishing industry imposes on its operators more environmentally friendly practices.
Calao is an international association, based in Luxembourg, created in 2004. Our goal is the protection of biodiversity and the environment through concrete actions and an education program designed for local communities in Africa. After two successful projects in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire, Calao launched in 2015 an ambitious program to clean up the beaches of the island of Sal in Cape Verde.  In order to continue our regular operations of sanitation of the beaches of Sal, we hope to be able to count on your financial support, even symbolic, because the fight against the marine pollution is a long-term fight and unfortunately it announces itself complicated without the involvement of the main culprits of this pollution, namely the international fishing industry. We are convinced that it is our duty towards future generations. We estimate our budget at EUR 5,000 a year, which corresponds to the purchase of bags to transport waste, gloves for volunteers and the rental of a commercial vehicle to transport waste to the landfill.

Please follow this link for your donations!  thanks in advance!

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CIV: des actions en faveur de l’environnement

CIV: des actions en faveur de l’environnement

Dans le cadre de son programme d’éducation à la protection de la biodiversité, Calao a initié deux actions dans le Nord Ouest de la Cote d’Ivoire.

  • Le lundi 20 Novembre 2017, à l’occasion du lancement des activités du Club Environnement du Collège Municipal de Tieme (Direction régionale d’Odienné au nord ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire), Oumar Kanté, notre coordinateur pour l’éducation, a partagé sa passion pour la biodiversité en entretenant les élèves et leurs encadreurs sur la nécessité de préserver leur environnement.
    Il a ensuite fait un don de poubelles pour faciliter la gestion des déchets, des sacs composts dont des sacs pour les pépinières afin de permettre de replanter des arbres au sein dudit établissement. Il a aussi offert des bandes dessinées au club. Ces bandes dessinées dont la lecture permettra aux enfants de s’engager dans la protection des chimpanzés ont été offertes par  Alexandra Gazel, des Editions Bayard et de SOS Ponso, une amie de Calao.
  • Invité par la direction de la Maternelle René Caillié de la direction régionale de l’éducation nationale d’Odienné, Oumar a expliqué aux enfants et à leurs enseignants l’impact de la mauvaise gestion des ordures sur la biodiversité, et indirectement sur notre alimentation.
    Il a ensuite offert des poubelles personnalisées par Calao tout en prenant le soin d’expliquer aux enfants leur mode d’utilisation.

 

 

Newsletter Sal – June 2017

Newsletter Sal – June 2017

Calao Luxembourg has performed two monthly beach cleaning over the last month in the North-Eastern shore of Sal Island, in the area of Pedro de Lume.

The amount of plastic debris, especially fragmented fishing nets, accumulating on the coast has increased over the recent months, and we decided to step up the frequency of our actions.
We focused during our first cleaning to larger debris, and during the second one we focused on the tiny bits of fishing nets and plastics, which required far more time and energy.
A group of 12 volunteers from Espargos helped us during each operation to collect overall more than 1 ton of marine waste in two days.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THEM!