The BGA is an organisation representing ornithologists which was founded in 2006. The association has been legally formalised, and registered with the Gambia Tourism Authority.
Some of the clauses of their constitution means that the bird guides have made a commitment to Gambian conservation, allowing financing to be spent on community projects around the country. Each project will have a professional bird guide as the Project Manager who will liaise with the village Alkalo (chief) to ensure successful management of each individual community project.
Gambia Bird Guides Association
Banjul area Head office
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa
The Gambia Tourism Authority was established by an Act of the National Assembly in July 2001 to promote, develop, regulate and oversee the tourism sector in the Gambia.
This is comprised of hoteliers, travel businesses and entertainment. The Gambia Tourist Board is also responsible for advising the tourism sector and it offers a one-stop-shop service; the authority is aggressively marketing and promoting foreign & local investment in the tourism industry. They also work in co-operation with their European partners to develop sustainable tourism products and services in Africa.