ACT NOW is a project initiated by Youth Service Africa (YSA) to help combat the adverse effects of climate change. This project aims to mitigate the effects of climate change by establishing a mangrove replenishment mechanism and planting 20,000 mangrove plants. This reconstituted mangrove has an absorption capacity of 20% CO2 in air.
Threats to the destruction of mangroves have been identified in Benin. While many communities depend on mangroves as their main source of fuel for fish smoking and for other purposes, urban expansion and growing demand for coal, firewood, salt production and plots are Causes of deforestation and mangrove degradation.
This project will - sensitizing the population of southern Benin on the harmful effects of climate change, - to bring the populations of southern Benin to no longer use wood as a heating medium, - Local authorities are sensitized and involved in the process of reforestation and planting - southern Benin is reforested in mangrove plants, - Mangrove consumption of 20% CO2 will considerably reduce diseases linked to the high level of CO2 in the air
This reforestation of 20,000 mangrove plants will reconstitute and improve the vegetation cover of southern Benin in the formerly destroyed mangroves, will reduce CO2 in the air by 20%. This project will restore the complex ecosystem aspect of the mangrove ecosystem, home to a variety of interdependent biodiversity, habitat and food source essential for plants and animals, fish, birds, molluscs, crustaceans and other species Invertebrates