Opening ceremony Landscape of the Year Senegal/The Gambia (© Doris Banspach)

Landscape of the Year Senegal/The Gambia 2018 – 2020

The Landscape of the Year Senegal/The Gambia is the first Landscape of the Year on the African continent and thus assumes a special position. As a pilot project of the Naturefriends movement, it aims to illustrate how international solidarity can be put into practice in specific activities in the region and thus be sustainably established. 
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Dance performance "Faux Lion" in Janjanbureh (© Rainer Kula)

Images from the „Tour d’Horizon 2018”

Rainer Kulla, Naturefriends Hamburg (Germany), has design a photo exhibition about the Tour d´Horizon – the Naturefriends´ tour to the first Landscape of the Year in Africa in January 2018. The focus of the exhibition lies on the people, locations and cultures of the Landscape of the Year.
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© Gernot Henn

Tour d´Horizon Senegal/The Gambia – Visiting the Landscape of the Year

On the occasion of the inauguration of the first African Landscape of the Year in January 2018, Naturefriends International together with Naturefriends in the region and their partners organised a two-week model journey through Senegal and The Gambia. The journey's focus was on encountering the local population and learning about the regional traditions and cultural characteristics.
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Landscapes of the Year network

Since 1989, International Friends of Nature has designated eleven Landscapes of the Year, all of which have certain things in common. Irrespective of their diverse topographies, which range from high and low mountain ranges, via river landscapes, lakes and estuaries to wooded areas and vast planes, all of them are border-crossing, most of the time structurally weak regions banking on gentle tourism. 
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