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Women are championing mangrove conservation in Nigeria

Date posted: 
Monday, March 5, 2018

A group of women are working tirelessly to reverse the country’s declining mangrove forests. 

Nigeria's first women-driven mangrove restoration project is already succeeding © Enobong Bassey

A group of women are working tirelessly to reverse life-threatening challengesfacing local economies in Nigeria, as the country’s declining mangrove forests face extinction – after decades of degradation. The Society for Women and Vulnerable Groups (SWOVUGE) is helping communities to restore and sustainably manage mangrove forests in the five villages of the Ukpom Okom District in South East Nigeria. Read the complete story here, its fascinating.

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