Nigeria is by far the most populated country in Africa
After years of military dictatorship, the country is working on democratisation and economic development. It is currently home to 185 million people. 514 different languages and idioms are spoken here, with English being the official and most widespread language. Approximately 48 percent of the population live in urban areas. Life expectancy is 51.3 years for men and 51.7 years for women.
1 Million Trees
Overall, Nigeria has lost around 84 percent of its original forest areas and approximately 90 percent of its moist forest areas over the years. Today, only around 12 percent of the country’s total surface area is covered by woodlands. Since trees are one of the most important pillars in the ecosystem, targeted reforestation is urgently required. And this is exactly where the project “Trees for Peace” comes in.
In 2008, the Nigerian government provided Association Bernadette Strebel World Peace with 400 ha of land under contractual agreement to plant 1 million Trees for Peace. These trees support reforestation and enhance soil quality while also ensuring a financial foundation for other projects.