Fortune de Mer in the Banc d’Arguin National Park
In August 2019, Alicia Heiniger, founder of Equestrio Foundation, and Charlotte Konc, Director of Development of the foundation, went to Mauritania for a volunteer mission dedicated to the collection of plastic waste in the Banc d’Arguin National Park.
Assessment of their seven-day work: ten tonnes of polluting substances of all kinds including 50% plastic, 20% remains of marine exploitation, including many fishing nets, and the rest of various waste such as batteries, clothes or even metal.
An ecological action, of course, but above all a mission of recognition that is essential for thinking about more sustainable future commitments, in partnership with a solid local association relay capable of making the best use of donations.
The goal of the Fortune de Mer project is simple, but essential: to clean the beaches of the Banc d’Arguin National Park and to evacuate and/or recycle its waste thanks to volunteers, to implement a circular economy around waste management and convey the message to local populations on the importance of good waste management.
Located in eastern Mauritania, in northwest Africa, this park is a biodiversity reserve that is the home to many species of nesting birds and migratory waders. It covers a third of the country’s coastline, i.e. 12,000 km2. Because of its beauty and the countless species it shelters, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1989.Visit the website