Lesson from the field
Reviving Nouakchott’s Coastal Dunes
May 19, 2019 - Story by Thomas Price, Coordinator of the WACA Regional Implementation Support Unit, IUCN Senegal

Nouakchott, Mauritania’s capital and biggest city is at, or below, sea level. Its coast is protected by a fragile wall of dunes at risk from natural erosion, sand mining, grazing of livestock on dune vegetation, and careless abuse of the landscape for leisure like dune racing.

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