Through the telling of the Bijagós story we will discover the beauty and the amazing biodiversity of the archipelago, classified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. It is one of the few places in the world where nature has been preserved in almost its original state thanks to the equilibrium exercised and controlled by the Bijagós society.
Unique species such as green tortoise, sea-hippopotamus and thousands of migratory birds live on the islands protected by mangrove forests. They form the intersection of land and sea and are more important to the health of the planet than we ever realised.
However, illegal Senegalese fishermen have been cutting down large parts of the mangroves in order to smoke fish on the beach.