The route in Saudi Arabia is carefully mapped out in complete collaboration with the country’s institutions in order to preserve the cultural and environmental heritage.

Since 2010, the Dakar rally has financially offset its entire direct carbon footprint, through the “Madre de Dios Amazon REDD” project with the GREENOXX environmental protection association. This project has preserved more than 100 hectares of forest and protected 35 animal and plant species. The programme also supports rural producers by protecting their land, financing ecological projects and conducting communication and awareness-raising initiatives.

For more than 10 years now, the Dakar has been collaborating with the TECHO NGO and its various solidarity-based projects in South America. The event’s financial contributions have paved the way for the creation of more than 400 projects including libraries, housing and professional learning centres.

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