Hippo Specialist Group Projects

Projects for Pygmy hippos






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The Côte d'Ivoire pygmy hippo project: Research and actions for the conservation of pygmy hippopotamus in Côte d'Ivoire


Côte d'Ivoire


Inza Koné; Karim Ouattarra


CSRS; IBREAM, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands; University of Pretoria, South Africa; Office Ivoirien des Parcs et Réserves, Côte d'Ivoire; Université Félix Houphouet-boigny, Côte d'Ivoire; University od Neuchatel, Switzerland; The WildGenes Programme of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland


Pygmy hippo community youth conservation volunteer programme of the Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP), Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone


Benjamin Barca


Gola Rainforest National Park; Basel Zoo


Protecting Liberia’s pygmy hippos with community-based conservation initiatives




Jerry C. Garteh


Annika Hillers, Country Director, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Liberia & Member of IUCN SSC Hippo SG; Forestry Development Authority, Conservation Department; Fauna & Flora International

Projects for Common hippos






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Supporting conservation mechanism of Hippos in the Ruzizi River and Tanganyika lake in South Kivu Province Eastern DRC


Democratic Republic of the Congo


Josué Aruna


ARCOS NETWORK KIGALI; ALT (Tanganyika Lake Authority); South Kivu Government


Hippos as ecosystem engineers: Habitat use, ecology and behaviour of hippos in an important waterbody of Zululand

South Africa


Camille Fritsch, Colleen Downs


NRF, Ford Wildlife Foundation, Phoenix Zoo: Arizona Center for Nature Conservation, DroneGear


Counting of common hippos, Hippopotamus amphibius amphibius, in 8 West African countries


Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Togo


Ollo Théophile Dibloni


IUCN; CITES; INERA; OFINAP/MEEVCC; CENAGREF/Benin; DFCAP/Niger; Directories of ministries responsible for animal conservation and hunting in 8 countries


Monitoring, restauration and long term conservation of Common hippo population in the Mbari and Chinko drainage, Eastern Central African Republic

Central African Republic – Southeast, in the Mbari and Chinko drainage


Thierry Aebischer


NGO African Parks Network