Sierra Leone’s coastal areas provide a vital source of livelihoods for communities through fish and oyster production. In addition, the country’s almost-1,500 square kilometers of coastal mangrove forests protect against extreme storms and are carbon-dense, storing 194 tons of carbon per hectare. Yet these benefits are eroding as rice fields and other land uses displace the forests. Forest area has decreased by approximately 25 percent over the past two decades in four primary coastal mangrove regions of Sierra Leone. USAID’s West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change program (WA BiCC) engages community members to restore lost mangrove forests. WA BiCC’s ecosystem-based mitigation and adaptation activities are helping conserve and restore these mangroves, increasing community resilience and carbon sequestration.
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The problem of land degradation in Sierra Leone. Erosion is washing away the top surface of the land in Allen town, in Freetown Sierra Leone as a result of poor land degradation by the communities, due to poor housing plans and poor waste disposals
The photo shows poor land degradation in Sierra Leone
This photo will help in the advocacy for climate change awareness and how to help the community and the country manage the situation
The relevant program receiving the climate change by USAID is Save life of Sierra Leone through land check and tree planting
Partners involved in the program is Women of God's Ambassadors Ministerial Network Worldwide, Freetown Sierra Leone