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Climate Change in West Africa

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Fish smoking ovens on the beach in the Casamace region of Senegal. Thousands of tons of fish are smoked, salted, dried and exported throughout the region every year, playing a crucial role in the local economy. The coastal zone of Casmance is home to one of Africa's most important mangrove forests. The cutting of wood to feed the fish smoking operations and the effects of climate change on the local ecosystem are severely affecting the mangroves and the forests of the region. Kafountine, Sénégal. 08/11/2014.
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Fish smoking ovens on the beach in the Casamace region of Senegal. Thousands of tons of fish are smoked, salted, dried and exported throughout the region every year, playing a crucial role in the local economy. The coastal zone of Casmance is home to one of Africa's most important mangrove forests. The cutting of wood to feed the fish smoking operations and the effects of climate change on the local ecosystem are severely affecting the mangroves and the forests of the region. Kafountine, Sénégal. 08/11/2014.