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Senegal: Participatory reforestation and green enterprises supporting community resilience in the Tocc-Tocc Reserve

Environmental protection

Senegal: Participatory reforestation and green enterprises supporting community resilience in the Tocc-Tocc Reserve

  • Status

    Ongoing

  • Location Senegal

The Tocc Tocc Reserve has been hit by a degradation of natural resources ranging from land and water pollution with chemicals and decreasing biodiversity to proliferation of invasive aquatic plants (typha),
leading to reduced oxygen.

The project aims to support green entrepreneurship and wetland restoration through reforestation and invasive species removal while generating income. It will do this in four main ways:

  • Natural resource management and ecosystem restoration (tree nurseries) with the support of communities.
  • Waste to health approach through the promotion of Typha as clean fuel briquettes or construction materials.
  • Support for 150 green jobs including organic market gardening, typha valuation for energy production & construction materials and fishery products.
  • Awareness campaigns in villages and schools on sustainable natural resource management.

Partner: BirdLife International

  • Promoter

    Ndeye-Anta Seck - EHS Manager, Dakar

  • Duration

    12 months