The Mono River delta is a natural paradise. But the human population is increasing along the river separating the African nations Benin and Togo. Now the two countries are setting up a joint biosphere reserve.
Togo is seeking outside assistance to stop it losing territory to the sea. Houses and roads are disappearing. Physical defenses can help, but they, too, are open to attack from the elements.
The Mono River forms the border between Benin and Togo. Its delta is a refuge for rare species like the manatee and red-bellied monkey. Now, the two countries are working together to protect this natural paradise.
The Gulf of Guinea has become the new hub for African piracy. An international summit in Lome, Togo is looking for answers.
Sixty villages in Togo have banded together to safeguard the local hippo population. They hope that in protecting the giant mammals, eco-tourism could be their future.
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