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This issue of the pan-African weekly news magazine looked at solutions to combat coastal erosion in Senegal, including fencing made from typha reeds, as used in an FFEM-supported project.

The Jeune Afrique article focused on coastal erosion in Senegal, which has been exacerbated by climate change, and on solutions to reduce it. The soft solutions highlighted included typha fencing, as used in the Saint-Louis Marine Protected Area (MPA) pilot site. This is part of a project run by the Dakar Ecological Monitoring Centre (CSE), with technical input from the IUCN and support from the FFEM. The reed fencing helps to retain the sand and allow the eroded areas to be reforested.