The Beer-Sheba Project is 100 hectares of naturally regenerating forest situated among Serer farming villages and deforested rangeland in the region of Thies.
Now 15 years old, this ecosystem continues to mature, allowing for observation and study of wildlife, birds, and insects that have all but disappeared from the region. Some 180 species of birds, including more than 10,000 turtle doves, have been observed roosting, nesting, or passing through Beer-Sheba. Over 65 native tree species, slowly disappearing from the surrounding landscape, grow within our protected land. Civets, jackals, crocodiles, two species of monkey, and other wildlife have returned to form a thriving ecosystem.
In our tree nursery we are actively raising indigenous trees, especially those that have traditionally served as sources of food or fiber. Through our internship program and tours for all ages, we aim to cultivate a new generation of stewards of Senegal’s native flora and fauna.
Click here to see the positive effects of natural regeneration and reforestation at Beer-Sheba.