Upcoming SAVi assessments in Senegal

IISD participated in a workshop hosted by Wetlands International on strategies for engagement with the private sector in relation to the protection of the Saloum Delta. The Saloum Delta is one of Senegal’s most important wetlands and has been designed as a UNESCO protected site. It is also a valuable economic resource for local communities. IISD will conduct a SAVi assessment on the value of the ecosystem services of the Delta, including a simulation of how the upcoming oil and gas drilling projects off the coast of the Delta will impact the value of these services.