Workshop 2024

Workshop for Developing an Action Plan for Conservation of Common Hippopotamus in Western Africa Abidjan

March, 2024

The workshop will be co-hosted by Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS) and UFR Biosciences of the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire

The workshop represents the official action of the Hippo Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Species Survival Commission (HSG, IUCN SSC)

If you would like to support the workshop, contact Prof. Karim Ouattara (, please.

Workshop will focus for 13 range countries

  • Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali, Burkina-Faso, Côte-d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, and Nigeria

Regional Coordinators

  • Prof. Ollo Théophille Dibloni - Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Burkina-Faso, Côte-d'Ivoire, Togo, Benin, and Niger
  • Dr. Lynne Baker - Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria


Le Centre d'excellence WASCAL / CEA-CCBAD in Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire