What you see below is the noticeable and positive effects of natural regeneration and reforestation. The clearly defined “green” region is the 100 Hectares that has been allocated to the Beer-Sheba Project near Mbour, Senegal.
The project is located 7km south of Sandiara. Sandiara is 18km east of Mbour, and Mbour is 85km south of Dakar.
Below is a shot when Beer-Sheba was first founded. Note that it looks the same as surrounding land.