Project Summary : Integrated Natural Resource Management alleviates land degradation, addresses loss of biodiversity, reduces emission of GHGs, maintains forest and oasis ecosystem services and improves livelihoods in the Air Massif
On the last and most fulfilling of these journeys I set out from the oasis of Iferouane in the north of the Air massif
in Niger and rode for a month through deep sandy wadis and over rocky escarpments out to the edge of the great Tenere Desert, one of the hottest and most hostile deserts in the world.
Niger's identified uranium reserves are in the Agadez Basin, a vast sedimentary structure extending west of the Air Massif.
Exploration continues between Arlit and the Air Massif.
The Societe Nigerienne de Charbon (Sonichar) operates at an open-cast coal mine at Anou-Araren, near the western edge of the Air Massif.