This report is about our classified forest. It’s a very important forest for us in Bouillagui, covering an area of more than 15 km. It is home to a palm tree specie known as the “rônier”. This is the most useful tree in Boullagui, with the trunks used for construction (roofing) and the branches used to make baskets.
Around thirty years ago, it became endangered due to climate change and the illegal cutting of trees to exploit their trunks.
That’s why we set up a village patrol to prevent clandestine cutting, and at certain times of the year, we forbid local people from entering the area opposite Lake Karakoro, which stretches along the Mauritanian border.