Reforesting in Mali September 4, 2011 : 4:50 PM

Some good work taking place in Africa:

"In Mali, people reforest to protect environment. But sometimes they are also looking for additional income."

"In the western arid zone of Nara, outside the delta, an initiative has been underway since 2007 to replant 10,000 hectares of acacia senegal. The project is a partnership between local communities, the World Bank and D├ęguessi Vert, a Malian agro-industrial company."

"The new trees will help reduce heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions by sequestering 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2012, and over 500,000 tonnes by 2017."

Source: Alertnet