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Dallol hydrothermal field (Ethiopia): Help to preserve a unique natural site by supporting the production of a film
di, 28 jun 2016, 19:0719:07 PM | DOOR: T
Help us protect Dallol and have it listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site by contributing to an ambitious and very interesting crowd-sourced project:
Dallol at night (photo: Oliver Grunewald)
Dallol is located in the northern Danakil desert of Ethiopia, at the bottom of the African rift. It is a salt dome with a unique and bizarre array of colorful geysers, hot springs, acid lakes and mineral pools encrusted with sulfur and various salt crystals.
It is not a volcano in the strict sense, but a very active hydrothermal area that results from the interaction between the salt water from the Red Sea, evaporation deposits and heat from an underlying magma chamber, hidden beneath more than 2 km of salt.
This geological and biological heritage is now threatened by a large-scale mining industry plans. World-renowned photographer and director Olivier Grunewald is working on a documentary in order to raise awareness among the Ethiopian authorities and beyond, to urge them to apply for its nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you like to contribute - small or big - to this ambitious crowd-funded project, you can find out more at the corresponding KissKiss BankBank project page.
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