Recent surveys tried to answer several unsolved questions, such as:
Q1: what is the knowledge and preferences on wildlife among children in São Tomé?
Q2: is the diversity and abundance of land snail species affected by forest degradation?
Q3: what is children’s perception on biodiversity after a visit to the Obô Giant Snail Center?
Q4: what is the economic and nutritional importance of giant land snails in São Tomé Island?
Q5: what is the origin of the Obô Giant Snail native population? What are the main threats to its survival?
These and other research questions are answered through the work developed within the University of Lisbon, the University of São Tomé and Príncipe and in collaboration with independent researchers, local entities and NGOs.
- SINGLE SPECIES ACTION PLAN – For the conservation of the Obô Giant Snail 2021-2025
- Lisbon University – Snails, forest and people: ecology and conservation of terrestrial molluscs on a tropical island
- Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund – Obô Snail project
- Holyoak et al. 2020 A checklist of the land Mollusca (Gastropoda) of the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, with new records and description of new taxa. Iberus, 38, 219-319.