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Brenda Arely Sánchez in the Cuche de Monte swamp. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPS | by IPS Inter Press Service
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Brenda Arely Sánchez in the Cuche de Monte swamp. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPS

Communities Organise to Confront Climate Change in El Salvador

SAN NICOLÁS LEMPA, El Salvador

Armed with chainsaws, machetes and shovels, local residents of El Salvador’s Lower Lempa River Basin, near the Pacific Ocean, are unblocking the flow of rivers and pruning the branches of trees on riverbanks to keep them from falling into the chocolate-colored water.

www.ipsnews.net/2012/10/communities-organise-to-confront-...

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Taken on January 1, 2011