How do trees bring back rivers?



Fátima is Ecosia's Video Editorial Lead. She thinks in many Sprachen.

When you think of healthy rivers, trees might not be the first thing to come to mind. Yet, they play a crucial role in restoring them.

In Ghana, our partners Tree Aid are restoring the Daka river, which millions of people depend on for cooking, washing or drinking.

However, its water levels are running dangerously low, sometimes drying out for months on end, due to deforestation and a warming climate.

But trees offer a solution. Planted along the river, tree buffers, also called riparian buffers, can help bring back water.

How exactly does that work and will that be enough to restore the Daka river? Find out in our latest vlog where we travel through northern Ghana to see some of the more than 4 million trees the Ecosia community has helped us plant and regenerate since 2018.

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