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Each year about 13 million hectares of the world's forests are lost due to deforestation. For people whose livelihoods depend directly on them, forest loss can be a huge social problem.

In the village of Poponguine, 70 kms east of Dakar, in Senegal, a women's group is making history through its achievements. These women have decided to conserve the coastal land afflicted by deforestation and environmental degradation.

They have also set up a tourist camp, which brings money into their village. But first and foremost it is as stewards of the environment that they have triumphed.

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Panos London

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05/03/2006

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