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A fish porter runs through a maze of smoking ovens to deliver fish from boats to the smoking, salting and drying operations along the beaches of Kanfountine. Thousands of tons of fish are smoked, salted, dried and exported throughout the region every year, playing a crucial role in the local economy. However, the cutting of forests to feed the fish smoking ovens along with the consequences of climate change on the local ecosystem are threatening the traditional way of life and economic activities of the region. Kafountine, Sénégal. 08/11/2014.
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Climate Change and West Africa Biodiversity
A fish porter runs through a maze of smoking ovens to deliver fish from boats to the smoking, salting and drying operations along the beaches of Kanfountine. Thousands of tons of fish are smoked, salted, dried and exported throughout the region every year, playing a crucial role in the local economy. However, the cutting of forests to feed the fish smoking ovens along with the consequences of climate change on the local ecosystem are threatening the traditional way of life and economic activities of the region. Kafountine, Sénégal. 08/11/2014.