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Dallol (Ethiopia): Help to preserve a unique natural site by supporting the production of a film

Tuesday Jun 28, 2016 19:07 PM | BY: T

Dallol at night (photo: Olivier Grunewald)
Dallol at night (photo: Olivier Grunewald)
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 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 here.
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