Bioko island book series

BBPP helps to foster a culture of biodiversity conservation on Bioko Island in many ways. One of the most important strategies is to provide opportunities for young Equatoguineans to develop an appreciation of their country’s unique biodiversity heritage. Our very successful BBPP program for school-aged children focuses on Bioko’s most unique and iconic animal groups: sea turtles and monkeys. Our existing sea turtle educational program is built around two award-winning books Moon Over Bioko; Sea Turtles of Bioko Island and our new for 2016 primate program, Chatter in the Caldera; Monkeys of Bioko Island. Both the turtle and monkey books are beautifully illustrated, scientifically accurate, and are used to teach elementary school children (ages 7-12) about the sea turtles and endangered monkey species of Bioko, the threats they face, and conservation solutions.

To learn more about how you can obtain copies of Moon Over Bioko: Sea Turtles of Bioko Island, Chatter in the Caldera: Monkeys of Bioko Island and companion activity books, please visit:  To learn more about the BBPP Elementary Education School Program, please contact Heidi Rader, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at

The BBPP Elementary Education School Program creates opportunities for early career environmental educators. The BBPP/UNGE environmental education team is composed of an UNGE professor and six graduates of UNGE’s School of Environmental Science. The BBPP/UNGE environmental education team teach the programs in both urban and rural school districts, as well as remote villages.

All photos seen above are credited to National Geographic Photographers Tim Laman, Ian Nichols, Joel Sartore, and Christian Ziegler as well as numerous members of BBPP (staff, students, and volunteers).