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In our mini documentary  Musa Bah & Kev Black will take the viewer to his village Kartong. With your own eyes you can witness the poor state the Gambia is in right now. This film is our tool to spread our story and mission.

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Thousand-Year Old Baobab Tree in Kartong Cut Down For Building Project

Thousand-Year Old Baobab Tree in Kartong Cut Down For Building Project

Today we were informed about the very sad fact that somebody in Kartong is cutting one of their last thousand-year old Baobab trees. For all the generations of people that lived here this tree has provided fruits for food, shadow and sticks for firewood. But most...

How to Reforest the Sand Mines of Gunjur

How to Reforest the Sand Mines of Gunjur

Sand mining is a hot issue in the Gambia nowadays. Not only because of the simple fact that sand mining now is destroying the country’s last protection against the rapidly rising ocean. But also because lives have been lost in the latest Fabara incident. Three people...

BABAO Research Trip Gambia 2020

BABAO Research Trip Gambia 2020

In march 2020 Musa and Kevin undertook another reserach trip in the Kombo area in the Gambia. They shot a mini documentary about the connection between deforestation and the loss of groundwater in this region. For weeks Kevin and Musa hit the Gambian road to do more...

This is the amount of mangoes that is wasted every year

This is the amount of mangoes that is wasted every year

Pictures tell more then words can do. This picture was going round on Facebook. It was posted by one of the Gambian youths that was heartbroken about the fact that literally mountains of mangoes are going to waste every year. This could be an amazing source of income...

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Mangroves will die at fast sea level rise according to recent research

Mangroves will die at fast sea level rise according to recent research

If sea level rise continues to more than 7 millimeters per year, mangroves are in danger of drowning. A little sea level rise is no problem for an average mangrove forest. But if it goes too fast, then everything gets drowned out. Mangroves can withstand a maximum sea...

Selling mangoes means better lives for residents of Casamance

Selling mangoes means better lives for residents of Casamance

CBI, the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries, supports companies in countries including Senegal in a variety of ways. The CBI offered mango company Saveurs du Sud advice on how to draw up an export marketing plan and how to obtain product...

The Gunjur sand mines in pictures

Degradation of land in the Gambia is alarming. Sand mining and deforestation are the main causes of this problem. The village Gunjur is separated from the rapidly rising ocean by dunes that are dug away by sand mining companies. The risk that sea water will come and flood this land is increasing by the day. This once was a thriving forest. The last standing Baobab tree pictured below is iconic for what is happening here.

Pictures by Ahmed Manjang

sand mine gunjur the gambia
sand mine gunjur the gambia
sand mine gunjur the gambia
sand mine gunjur the gambia
sand mine gunjur the gambia
sand mine gunjur the gambia

REFORESTATION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION WE HAVE TO COOL DOWN THE PLANET