Livelihoods Carbon Fund: Restoring mangroves in Senegal to sequester carbon and improve the lives of the local communities

This project to restore a mangrove forest — the biggest initiative of its kind in the world to date — proved hugely popular, with more than 200,000 people from 450 villages pitching in to plant trees. Local communities have now planted 80 million mangrove trees over an area of 10,400 hectares, with upfront financing from the first Livelihoods Carbon Fund that was launched in 2011 (and French tour operator Voyageurs du Monde). The project will be monitored over 20 years. It is expected to sequester — i.e., capture and store in the soil — around 600,000 tons of CO2.

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