Addressing resource degradation to enhance climate change resilience


By: Radhika Murti

Organisation:International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Location: Delta du Saloum National Park, Senegal

Published: 23 October 2015

Photo: Senegal © 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.

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