Western Senegal is a biodiversity hotspot, but farmers there are struggling to make a living as erosion and soil salinization creep up. Now some are trying to turn the tide with reforestation.
A group of women in Senegal has taken the lead in transforming their community to prepare for the fight against climate changes — thanks to efforts to make climate policy more democratic.
Moving to a "blue" economy is crucial for the sustainability in our world's oceans, say experts at the 5th World Ocean Summit happening in Mexico this week. But what is "blue economy" actually about?
In Senegal, seawater seeping into underground fresh water aquifers is slowly increasing soil salinity causing havoc for farming communities living near wetlands rich in biodiversity.
On Senegal's coast, the ocean is both savior and destroyer. Many are dependent on fishing to survive but encroaching water is forcing people to flee. Now, Senegalese are trying to turn back the tide.
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