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Story Publication logo January 11, 2023

Radio: Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso: Efforts To Rehabilitate Land and Communities Affected by Illegal Gold Mining (French)

A national park in Ivory Coast.

A look at initiatives to rehabilitate land and communities affected by illegal gold mining

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Women are now confident about their future. Image by Agence Ivoirienne de Presse. Côte d'Ivoire, 2023.

This story excerpt was translated from French. To read the original story in full, visit Radio Oumé. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

The village of Bobi, not far from the town of Séguéla, in the Worodougou region was formerly a stronghold of artisanal diamond mining. The degraded land has been transformed into vast forestry and fish farming operations thanks to a structuring ecological and community rehabilitation project. The initiative includes a dam, irrigation systems, agro-pastoral training, and supervision for local communities.

In this major report, the journalist looks back at this initiative.

This story was produced by Soro Sita with support from the Rainforest Journalism Fund in partnership with the Pulitzer Center and republished in many community radios.

Audio by Radio Oumé. Côte d'Ivoire, 2023.

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