One Flew Over a Beach Sand Mining Pit, Sénégal

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WATCH: INA Video: Survol d’une plage au Nord de Dakar utilisée comme carrière de sable
Archived images from: l’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, Uploaded on: Youtube, July 09th, 2012

Rushes du film « Home » :
Survol d’une plage au Nord de Dakar utilisée comme carrière de sable.
Images d’archives de: l’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel du 1er Novembre 2007.

Translation:
One flew over a coastline, North of Dakar, used as and ad hoc beach sand mining pit.
A synopsis from the video “Home,” November 1st 2007. Archived images from: l’Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.


L’extraction démesurée du sable marin affecte Malika, Senegal, IPS International News (2009)
“La commune de Malika, située sur le littoral au nord de Dakar, dispose d’un cordon de dunes sableuses et d’une bande de filaos lui servant une haie contre l’érosion marine. Mais l’extraction démesurée du sable marin, depuis plus de 20 ans, fait avancer la mer qui détruit en partie la haie de filaos…”

L’érosion côtière menace l’économie touristique, Dakar, Senegal, IPS International News (2009)
“Au Sénégal, l’érosion côtière menace le tourisme, la deuxième source de recettes de ce pays d’Afrique de l’ouest. Les autorités cherchent à éradiquer le fléau, mais la riposte reste encore timide. ”
Dans un rapport de 2008 sur son Programme national de lutte contre l’érosion, la direction de l’environnement et des établissements classés – du ministère de l’Environnement – estime que les régions de Dakar, Thiès et Ziguinchor sont les zones ‘’les plus vulnérables’’ à l’érosion côtière. Le Sénégal dispose d’une côte de plus de 700 kilomètres.”

Exploitation du sable marin : un danger pour le littoral Sénégalais; Journal Universitaire (04-13-2015)
L’extraction du sable marin n’est pas un phénomène nouveau. Elle est une pratique courante. Au Sénégal, l’extraction du sable de plage est interdite. Seuls les prélèvements au niveau des carrières légales comme Malika, sont autorisés. Mais, les dispositions de l’Etat sont peu efficaces et très peu respectées. Conséquence, les carrières anarchiques de prélèvement de sable marin se développent partout sur la côte…

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