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Guardians of the trees ensure Senegal's greenness

Guardians of the trees ensure Senegal's greenness
 
People at work to make their city more green. Part of the Dakar tree-planting project. Emmanuelle Landais

Around seven kilometres of the corniche along Dakar’s coastline are getting a make over.

Some 500 trees and 300 shrubs are being planted along the windy cliff edge road in a bid to "green" the city and encourage environmental protection.

The whole reforestation project was initiated by a Senegalese business woman, Maha Baalbeki, and offers member of the public the opportunity to sponsor and plant a tree.

Teens and young adults from a children’s association have been recruited as the guardians of the trees and will be tasked with watering and looking after all the new plantations.

Emmanuelle Landais has this report from Dakar.

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