Progress on protected area (PA) creation and fisheries management was highlighted, and the ministers made new PA commitments:
Guinea will extend its PA cover from 8 to 25 percent by 2012
Guinea Bissau, from 15 to 24% by 2012
Mauritania from 30 to 40 percent in 2011
Gambia from 4 to 17 percent by 2020
In addition, Guinea bissau will host a donor roundtable for financing protected areas in West Africa in 2011. This was supported by the regional ministers and development partners such as Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), European Union and World Bank.