Recent surveys tried to answer to several unsolved questions, such as: what is the species knowledge and preferences among children in São Tomé; children perception on biodiversity after a visit to the Obô Giant Snail Center; how is the diversity and abundance of land snail species affected by forest degradation; what is the socio-economic and nutritional importance of giant land snails in São Tomé Island; what is the origin of the Obô Giant Snail native population.
The research is developed through the University of Lisbon, the University of São Tomé and Príncipe (PhD and MSc students) and in collaboration with independent researchers, local entities and NGOs.
- 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.