The Street Whale is a unique initiative that combines art, sport, and science to promote sustainable management of marine and coastal resources in Cameroon. The initiative aims to raise awareness about the threats facing the marine ecosystem and explore solutions for managing these resources sustainably. By engaging local and international audiences through scientific workshops, beach cleanup campaigns, and open-air events, the Street Whale seeks to inspire cooperation between governments, the private sector, local communities, and environmental protection organizations. The initiative's innovative approach promotes capacity-building and knowledge-sharing with stakeholders and encourages the development of a national action plan for marine and coastal management, ultimately working towards a sustainable future for Cameroon's citizens and marine ecosystems.
The Street Whale 2023 activities will comprise three main parts; - A scientific portion that will take place as workshops, round table and symposium. - An artistic part with exhibition fair, workshops for training in crafts and a great musical concert with X-MALEYA. - An sport segment accompanied by beach cleanup campaigns that will occur at Ngoye's tourist beach.
The symposium is open for marine and coastal conservation scientists and professionals working in Cameroon, including researchers, students, agency personnel, educators, practitioners, CSOs and other marine and coastal stakeholders. Attendees gather for lively discussions and scientific presentations on the biodiversity conservation, marine/coastal ecology, fisheries, habitat, pollution, MPA’s governance and more marine and coastal related issues.
You don't know how to reach the city of Kribi, location of the Street Whale from your arrival airport?
From Douala :
We advise you to use the MEN TRAVELbus company (comfort, safety & punctuality guaranteed) located towards the city center which will take you to Kribi in 5 hours. Departures are daily for Kribi at 6:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Depending on your arrival times, you may have to sleep there before hitting the road the next day. If so, we recommend the Adamaoua Grand Hotel, 5 minutes from the airport. Rate for the night: 35,000 FCFA (special rate for Street Whale participants)
From Yaoundé :
You can take a bus with the MEN TRAVEL company located towards the city center. It will allow you to reach Kribi in about 6 hours. Prices : 6,000 FCFA one way & 10,000 FCFA return Departures are daily for Kribi at 6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Depending on your arrival times, you may have to sleep there before hitting the road the next day. If this is the case, we recommend that you sleep in a hotel near the MEN TRAVEL station. Hotel Francohas a shuttle service to pick you up directly on arrival at the airport. Rate for the night: from 50,000 FCFA. For smaller budgets, the Toungou Hotel can suit you (from 25,000 FCFA per night).
The official launch of the second edition of the
StreetWhale took place on June 8, 2022, the
World Oceans Day celebrated under the theme:
''Revitalisation, Collective Action for the
Ocean''. The Ngoye beach hosted this ceremony
which was articulated around the interventions of
the officials, the visit of the artistic stands with a
diversity of art objects related to the marine
fauna and the Cameroonian culture and the
launching of the whale constructed from marine
waste. The representative of the Mayor of Kribi, in
her welcoming remarks, expressed the
satisfaction that the city of Kribi felt for the
honour of hosting the workshop. Read more...
Call for Speakers!
Posted October 2022
The symposium is open for marine and coastal conservation scientists and professionals working in Cameroon, including researchers, students, agency personnel, educators, practitioners, CSOs and other marine and coastal stakeholders. Attendees gather for lively discussions and scientific presentations on the biodiversity conservation, marine/coastal ecology, fisheries, habitat, pollution, MPA’s governance and more marine and coastal related issues. Abstracts for Contributed Presentations (oral and speed talks and poster presentations) are due on 10 May 2023 at 11:59pm. Abstracts for contributed presentations should be no more than 300 words. Read more...
We would like to extend our sincere thanks for the generous support provided to the Street Whale event. Your contributions play a critical role in ensuring the success of the event. We appreciate your partnership and trust in our vision, and we are grateful for your commitment to the community. Your involvement serves as a testament to your dedication to social responsibility.
Join us at the Street Whale 2023 to advance marine conservation, network with stakeholders, and raise awareness about the importance of ocean conservation and the challenges facing marine wildlife and coastal communities in Cameroon. This collaborative event, organized by AMMCO with the support of local and international partners, provides a platform for learning, sharing best practices, and developing effective strategies for managing coastal resources. Let's work together to protect our oceans and marine wildlife for future generations.