Great Green Wall of Africa Given Green Light - Billions in Funding Pledged

For some time we've had our eyes on proposals to build a monumental wall of trees across Africa to hopefully stop or at least slow the Sahara spreading southward. Well, the Great Green Wall has been given the green light. As Mongabay reports, in total about $3.1 billion has been now promised to fund the project.

The plan is to plant a nine mile wide swath of trees crossing from Djibouti in the east, through Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, then ending in Senegal. More info on the project: The Guardian
More on Desertification:
Africa's Great Green Wall Hopes to Stop the Spreading Sahara - If It Ever Gets Planted
China's Desertification Will Take Three Centuries to Reverse

Tags: Africa | Conservation | Desertification

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