By: Radhika Murti
Organisation:International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Delta du Saloum National Park, Senegal
23 October 2015
© IUCN Radhika Murti
Summary: The Saloum Delta Biosphere Reserve in Senegal experiences a trend of plant resource degradation. The use of fuelwood, agricultural encroachment and land salinization are increasing people’s vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change (drought and floods). The IUCN Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC) project, is using local knowledge to reforest areas, restore degraded lands and regulate natural resource use in the protected area.