The Man Helping To Save Senegal’s Mangroves

Former Minister of Senegal Mr. El Ali helping to save Senegal mangroves. He says the trees are vital in coping with effects of climatic change as well as contribute to local economy. Image|


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.

Mr el Ali, who served as Senegal’s Minister of Environment, says the mangroves are vital to help cope with the effects of climate change, as well as contributing to the local economy. Learn more on BBC


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