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Climate Change in West Africa
Piles of smoked fish are extracted from the fish smoking operations 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 wetlands. The cutting of wood to feed the fish smoking operations as well as the effects of climate change on the local ecosystem have severely affected the mangroves and the forests of the region. Kafountine, Senegal. 08/11/2014.