Beach Sand Mining Detrimental Effects Explained, Saint- Louis, Senegal

Posted In Erosion, Inform, Sand Mining
May
9

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Coastal erosion and plastic pollution, Saint-Louis, Senegal. Photo source: ©© Franco-Emilio Risso

Excerpts;

Babacar Gaye, le directeur du Domaine et de la Maintenance de l’Université Gaston Berger explique l’ampleur de l’érosion côtière au Sénégal et ses conséquences directes sur l’environnement. M. Gaye revient par ailleurs les conséquences néfastes de l’extraction du sable marin de la langue de Barbarie…

Translation:
Environmental expert Babacar Gaye explains how gravely coastal erosion is affecting Senegal, notably underlying the detrimental consequences of sand mining in Saint-Louis’ region (Barbary Tongue).

Watch: a Senenews Video (French): “Saint-Louis : un expert explique les méfaits de l’extraction du sable marin sur la Langue de Barbarie”

Read Full Article and View Video, Senenews

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…

Coastal Erosion, Senegal; a IRIN Video Documentary (Uploaded 05-16-2013)
In the Senegalese town of Saint Louis, rising sea levels means that every year the sea gets closer to peoples homes and it is now just a matter of when, not if, their houses are swept away…

One Flew Over a Beach Sand Mining Pit, Senegal; INA Video (Uploaded 07-17-2013)
One flew over a coastline, North of Dakar, used as and ad hoc beach sand mining pit…

One Flew Over a Beach Sand Mining Pit, Senegal; INA Video (Uploaded 07-17-2013)
One flew over a coastline, North of Dakar, used as and ad hoc beach sand mining pit…

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