ABOUT US

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND PROJECT WILD GAMBIA

We are a carbon-neutral organisation that has been conducting ground-breaking conservation work to help increase our understanding of many endangered species and provide solutions to increase their populations. We aim to protect wildlife in a way that financially supports the local people while removing any negative global impact. 

our profits

For everyone joining one of our trips, a significant contribution is made to environmental and social projects in The Gambia. This includes not only the carbon offsetting scheme which is supporting reforesting but other projects such as educational trips for local schools to learn about wildlife.

We create new forest areas and restore degraded forests by, for example, adding key native species (such as grey plum and mahogany), creating waterholes and fencing to prevent overgrazing.

 

Rural communities directly benefit through the income generated by these reserves from eco-tourism and the sustainable use of forest products.

 

Germination and growth rates are recorded and analysed allowing "best practice" guidelines to be shared throughout the region to ensure conservation measures are most successful. 

 

OUR team

Get to know our small team and our partners from the UK and The Gambia brought together in our mission to study and conserve The Gambia's wildlife.

Dr. Roy Armstrong - Director, Senior Conservation Officer & Head of Research at Project Wild Gambia

Dr Roy Armstrong

Director, Senior Conservation Officer & Head of Research

Emily Almond

Director, Programme Coordinator & Zoologist

Caitlin Henderson

Director, Programme Coordinator & Zoologist

Abou Saidy - Logistics & Operations Manager
Abou Saidy

Logistics & Operations Manager

Ismaila Colley - Field Expeditions Manager
Ismaila Colley

Field Expeditions Manager

Wandi Touray

Ornithologist Field Guide

Kawsu Gibba = Warden & Conservation Officer at Pirang-Bonto Community forest Park

Kawsu Gibba

Warden & Conservation Officer at Pirang-Bonto Community forest Park

Mariama Sanneh

Field guide & Research Support

 
PWG web-03.jpg

OUR partners

We have a close working relationship with the West African Bird Study Association (WABSA), including their director Lamin Jobaate (above). 

We support the vital work of Communities for Red Colobus Project (C4RC) on colobus monkeys and forests. All of the colobus data we collect goes to them for their ongoing monitoring.  

We support Brendan, Jenny and everyone at Gunjur Project in their excellent efforts to strengthen conservation and communities in the Gunjur area.

 
PWG%25202_edited_edited.jpg