The Inner Niger Delta is a vibrant ecosystem supporting more than a million people and many animals.
Unsustainable land use and climate change have caused the loss of fish and other natural resources.
The population is under pressure, people resort to hunting threatened water birds.
By restoring vegetation the resilience to climate change will increase, cattle can graze again, and fishermen will have something to catch. There will be less need for the local population to hunt. And with the help of microcredits people will get a chance to escape the spiral of poverty.