Monday, March 26, 2007

The Niger River under threat

South Africa's Daily Mail and Guardian has a troubling piece on the severe ecological problems faced by the Niger River. The Niger is the most important river in West Africa, not only economically (fishing and commercial agriculture) but also for the water it provides from drinking and for subsistence farming.

1 Comments:

At 9:28 PM, Blogger Don Thieme said...

I actually found this article quite inspiring. The last section is all about a program involving young volunteers in building sandbars to control river erosion.

 

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