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Climate Change in West Africa
A man felling trees for the authorized and controlled production of charcoal in the Kalounayes managed forest. Villagers exploit certain species of trees on designated plots of the forest, re-plant and then rotate to new plots in order to earn a living while protecting their local environment. Initiatives to encourage local inhabitants to protect their natural resources while exploiting them in a sustainable way are crucial to the economic development of the region and to mitigate the effects of climate change on the local way of life. Ouonk, Senegal. 10/11/2014.