WHY IT MATTERS
Mangrove ecosystems are threatened everywhere and West Africa is no exception. Desertification and intense population pressures have caused a 24% loss of mangrove forest cover in the last 30 years alone.
This phenomenon is threatening livelihoods since locals depend on mangrove ecosystem services such as fresh water, soil erosion protection and habitat for fish.
Women in the surrounding villages of this project are committed to restoring this delicate ecosystem. This commitment stems from a desire to foster a safe and sustainable environment for their children.
Therefore, WeForest partners with local women’s associations across 26 villages of the Sine-Saloum Delta in Senegal to restore a unique mangrove ecosystem that is part of a UNESCO Heritage Site