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A fisherman casts his net at sunrise in the mangroves of Guinea Bissau. The mangrove wetlands of Guinea Bissau and southern Senegal are the most important in all of Africa. Drought and rising sea levels due to global warming and climate change as well as human activity are causing the salinization and destruction of the delicate ecosystem with adverse affects on the unique fauna, flora and traditional livelihoods of the region's inhabitants. Canchungo, Guinea Bissau. 16/11/2014.
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Climate Change in West Africa
A fisherman casts his net at sunrise in the mangroves of Guinea Bissau. The mangrove wetlands of Guinea Bissau and southern Senegal are the most important in all of Africa. Drought and rising sea levels due to global warming and climate change as well as human activity are causing the salinization and destruction of the delicate ecosystem with adverse affects on the unique fauna, flora and traditional livelihoods of the region's inhabitants. Canchungo, Guinea Bissau. 16/11/2014.