• -Tout-
  • Sustainable agriculture and forests
  • Waste handling
  • Pollution
  • Protection et valorisation de la biodiversité
  • Biodiversity
  • Land degradation and chemical pollutants
  • Climate change
  • International waters
  • Innovative financing of biodiversity
  • Coastal and high seas management
  • Sustainable urban territories
  • Energy transition

Soft solutions to combat coastal erosion in Senegal

© Céline Damery, Conservatoire du littoral 2019
The FFEM has made the resilience of aquatic and coastal ecosystems one of its key priorities. To this end, it’s funding a project in Senegal, Togo and Benin to develop soft solutions to combat coastal erosion. The project is being run by the Dakar Ecological Monitoring Centre (CSE), with technical support from the IUCN. France’s Coastal Protection Agency is lending its expertise to the project, in particular to help implement soft solutions and rebuild dunes. In this joint interview, we take a closer look at the Saint-Louis Marine Protected Area (MPA) pilot site in Senegal.
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Event:Ocean-based solutions for climate action - feedback from the field and contributions from marine sciences

A wide range of ocean-based solutions exist to limit climate change and its impacts on marine ecosystems, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation. The contributions of science and feedback from field experiences are essential to their translation into actions, so that global warming can be maintained well below 2°C, and societies and ecosystems can adapt.
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Tara back from Pacific expedition with startling data: motley map of reef health

A bord de la goélette Tara
After two and a half years navigating the Pacific, where over 40% of our planet’s coral reefs are found, the schooner Tara returned on October 27. Led by the Tara Expeditions Foundation, the Tara Pacific expedition
has allowed scientists to study the impact of anthropogenic pressures on Pacific coral reefs using a novel approach on an unprecedented scale.
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