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The West Africa’s Fouta Djallon region

The West Africa’s Fouta Djallon region

As you may know, the Solar equipment for the Agroforestry School of the Dindefelo Community project is located in southern Senegal. But, its impact area is much bigger. In fact, the project aims to preserve apes in all the Fouta Djallon region. That’s why Jane Godall Institute recently decided to name the school as Fouta Djallon Biological School.

Fouta Djallon covers the western African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. The majority of people live in Middle Guinea and they speak a Niger-Congo language called Futa Jalo.

The region consists mainly of rolling grasslands, at an average elevation of about 900 m. Erosion by rain and rivers has carved deep jungle canyons and valleys into the sandstone. It receives a great deal of rainfall, and the headwaters of three major rivers, the Tinkisso River (major upriver tributary of the Niger), the Gambia River and the Senegal River, have their sources on it. Some authors also refer to Fouta Djallon as the Switzerland of West Africa.

Here, in this amazing environment, we find one of the biggest chimpanzee’s reserves in West Africa, and the Fouta Djallon Biological School mission is to preserve its natural biodiversity.

The school will start its activities very soon. Thanks to the help provided by the Universidad de Alicante, the construction is almost done, and now, one of the few remaining points is the solar equipment needed for the electrification.

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The Worldcoo Team

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