The man helping to save Senegal’s mangroves

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


With the help of the local population, Haidar el Ali has led a program that has planted 152 million mangrove buds in the Casamance Delta of southern Senegal over the past decade.

The reforestation project in southern Senegal has become one of the largest of its kind in the world…

Watch Video and Read Full Article, BBC News (08-19-2019)

‘Now we have hope’: how Senegal’s mangrove resurgence can combat climate change (06-05-2019)

SENEGAL: the largest mangrove restoration programme in the world; Learn More

The Human Element of Mangrove Management; USAID (12-16-2016)

Where the land meets the sea: Governing mangrove forests; Forests News (02-02-2017)
As countries ponder how to encourage mangrove conservation, the role of people, rights, and governance institutions should receive equal consideration…

Mapping blue carbon in mangroves worldwide; Science Daily (08-02-2018)
Mangroves store greater amounts of carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem, which helps reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. When carbon is stored in the ocean or coastal ecosystems, it is called blue carbon. However, a more precise estimate of how much blue carbon is stored by mangroves has not been available until recently…

Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves; Guardian UK (05-12-2015)
More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation…

Making Local People Stewards of the Earth; IPS News (09-23-2013)

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