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Local fishermen clean their nets along the banks of the Casamance River. Fishing is crucial to the local economy. Rising sea levels and drought due to global warming and climate change are causing the salinization of the complex mangrove ecosystem of the coastal zone, with adverse affects on the fish, shrimp and shellfish stocks that local communities depend on for their livelihoods. Sédhiou, Sénégal. 12/11/2014.
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Climate Change in West Africa
Local fishermen clean their nets along the banks of the Casamance River. Fishing is crucial to the local economy. Rising sea levels and drought due to global warming and climate change are causing the salinization of the complex mangrove ecosystem of the coastal zone, with adverse affects on the fish, shrimp and shellfish stocks that local communities depend on for their livelihoods. Sédhiou, Sénégal. 12/11/2014.