KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Largest mangrove restoration project worldwide with strong mobilization of local communities. The mangroves enable to protect and gradually desalinate coastal agricultural lands, favor the reinforcement of fishing resources and carbon capture in the soils
- Specificity: Mobilization of local populations around plantation
- Impact: +80 million trees planted

 

FUNCTIONING

THE VIRTUOUS CIRCLE OF MANGROVE PLANTATION:
Mangrove plantation

Natural renewal of ecosystems
> Upgrade of natural reserves (fish, forests)

Natural desalination of water
Through mangroves' filtration system

Protection of vital arable lands
Desalinated, and then more productive (notably rice fields)

 

SCOPE

SENEGAL
100 000 local tree planters

 

BUDGET

€ 4 M
over 20 years

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
~80 M of trees planted over more than 10 000 hectares

Climate change
+1 Mt of CO2 captured

Sustainable dev. goals
Development of terrestrial and water ecosystems

 

NEXT STEPS

Extension of the program to more hectares of mangroves
Involvement of more local players