Category: Senegal

What is biocultural diversity, and why does it matter?; Peter Bridgewater & Suraj Upadhaya; Conversation

Photo: Bas van den Heuvel

Ecosystems thrive in places where human connections with nature go back generations.

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Loch Arkaig nestcam Osprey sighted in Senegal; Fiona Scott; The Oban Times

Photo: Jean-Marie Dupart

Rannoch was photographed by Senegal-based French ornithologist Jean-Marie Dupart on January 23.

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World Wetlands Day 2022: Wetlands Action for People and Nature; Unesco

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St Louis Tour and Djoudj National Bird Park provided by Happy Excursions Senegal; TripAdvisor

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Source: Tripadvisor | St Louis Tour and Djoudj National Bird Park provided by Happy Excursions Senegal | Saly, Senegal

Climate Change Engulfs Historic Venice of Africa; Lisa Vives; In Depth News

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Senegal’s old capital on the frontline against rising sea; France 24/AFP

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Senegal’s old capital on the frontline against rising sea…

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9 Most Colorful Cities In Africa; Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey; TravelAwaits

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These African cities are sure to dazzle travelers with their uniquely colorful sights. For more colorful cities, see the rest of TravelAwaits series.

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5 things to do in Senegal; Sarah Riches; Wanderlust

Today is Independence Day in the west African nation of Senegal. To mark the occasion, here are five reasons to visit once you can…

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Swallowed by the sea: Senegal’s historic slave port teeters on the edge of environmental disaster; Shola Lawal; Telegraph

In northern Senegal, advancing waters and depleting fish stocks threaten lives, livelihoods and a city’s existence…

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Hundreds of pelicans killed by bird flu in Senegal; Luke O’Reilly; Evening Standard

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More than 700 pelicans found dead in Senegal world heritage site; Reuters

Rangers are investigating mystery deaths at Djoudj bird sanctuary, a migratory pitstop for hundreds of bird species…

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator Alisa LaGamma on 7 Extraordinary Treasures That Define Western Sahel Cultures; Katie White; Artnet News 

The curator spoke to Artnet News on the occasion of the Met’s stunning new exhibition, “Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara.”

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Senegal slave island, moved by George Floyd’s death, renames Europe Square; Aaron Ross; Reuters

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Senegal renames slaving post from Europe Square to Freedom Square; Magdalene Teiko Larnyoh; Pulse Ghana

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16 things to know before travelling to Senegal; World Travel Guide

From beaches to history, visitors are falling for Senegal’s many charms. This post highlights the essential information to help you prepare for your visit.

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How the ‘Venice of Africa’ is losing its battle against the rising ocean; Monica Pronczuk; Guardian

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Saint-Louis, the old colonial capital of Senegal, faces a flooding threat that has already seen entire villages lost to the Atlantic…

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10 Reasons You Need to Visit Senegal; Julie Baumgardner; Fodor’s Travel

Senegal occupies a big space in the traveler’s imagination with its colorful maritime culture, dusty red earth, and modernist urban architecture in a seamless jumble of urban topography.  Almost everyone who has visited, whether as a tourist or for business, comes home with words of wonder about the place. The people! The attitude! The chaos! The West African nation that is as mesmerizing as it is accessible for foreigners. There’s plenty of soul and with a dash of quirk to be found—whether in the legendary taxis of Dakar, the jazz bars of St. Louis, or the remote nature preserves of Fathala.

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The Six Spectacular National Parks Of Senegal; Oishimaya Sen-Nag; World Atlas

Senegal’s national parks protects the country’s diverse flora and fauna.

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Climate Change is the Fastest Growing Threat to World Heritage; Adam Markham; UCSUSA

Nineteen extraordinary places were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list this week, including Buddhist temples in South Korea, the forests and wetlands that form the ancestral home of the Anishinaabeg people in Canada, and the ancient port city of Qalhat in Oman. But amongst all the congratulations

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The Best Places For Bird Watching In West Africa; Joe Kennedy; AFK Travel

Senegal – Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

West Africa doesn’t get as much attention as spots in southern Africa for bird watching, but that’s more to do with the tourism industries in the countries, rather than the birds that can be found there. And if you’re keen on bird watching when visiting countries like Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon, there are ample opportunities and places to go. Here are the best places for bird watching in west Africa.

Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981, Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary is home to over 1.5 million birds, including 350 different species that spend the winter there. It’s also the third largest ornithological park in the world. The most famous and easiest to spot birds in the park are the numerous pelicans and flamingos.

Xavi Bird Sanctuary, Ghana

The Xavi Bird Sanctuary in the east of Ghana is one of the best places to watch birds in the country. The terrain of most of the sanctuary is wetlands and savannah, and guides can help you spot many of the species including, cuckoo birds, parrots and kingfishers.

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