Gambia: Tourism and the Environment – Tribute to the ‘Unsung Heroes’ Context

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Apr
11


Beach pollution and coastal erosion, Gambia. Photo source: ©© Tjabeljan

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Gambia’s tourism industry was bedeviled with a range of menaces including – indiscriminate dumping and littering of our beaches, as well as debasing of our beaches through sand mining and related environmental malpractices to other areas frequented by our coveted guests and tourists. The need to tackle the environmental and sanitary challenges of tourism, head on, therefore became imperative…

Read Full Article, All’Africa (04-11-2017)

Why Africa’s ‘smiling coast’ is officially referred to as ‘The’ Gambia; Africa News (01-19-2017)

Gambia: Mangrove Regeneration and Coastal Erosion, All’Africa (12-02-2014)
The West African Birds Association has trained 120 young people from 24 schools and organizations within Banjul, and West Coast regions, building the capacity of young people on the importance of mangroves and the dangers of coastal erosion…

West Africa Is Being Swallowed by the Sea, FP (10-21-2016)
Encroaching waters off the coast of Togo, Ghana, Mauritania, and others are destroying homes, schools, fish, and a way of life…

Sand mining decimates African beaches, DW (02-15-2017)

The Market For African Beach Sand: Who’s Buying, Selling And Mining It?, AFK Insider (02-17-2017)
Sand mining on beaches and in riverbeds is a source of income for unemployed Africans, but it’s often an unregulated — or under-regulated — business. Environmental impact is a growing concern…

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