Sand Origin

East of N’Djamena, close to Ave Charles de Gaulle

Random Sand Fact

Who moves the equivalent of 700,000 truckloads of sand across the Atlantic every year? Nature!

Sand from a dry, once a massive lake in northern Chad is a miracle cure for the Amazon rainforest’s ecosystem.

Every year, winds transport sand and dust in enormous quantities across the Atlantic. Nutritious sand from the Earth’s largest hot desert, the Sahara, to its largest rainforest, the Amazon.

The connection fertilize depleted soils in amounts matching what the Amazon annually loses.

Most nutrients are swept up from a single spot, the dry Bodélé depression, in northern Chad.

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