Located in the heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked country, but one that possesses a rich inland water network of lakes and rivers. A vast plateau runs through the centre of the country, flanked by desert to the north and otherwise largely covered by forest. The country's fauna is dominated by herbivores, including elephants, giraffes, hippos, antelopes and buffalo, but carnivores, such as lions, can also be found. Its citizens are known as Burkinabé. Treedom carried out a 300-tree pilot project in Burkina Faso in collaboration with the NGO Children in the Desert, with initiatives to tackle desertification and improve food self-sufficiency, which was completed in 2016.