The Retreat of Mangroves in Saloum Delta National Park, Senegal

Climate Change Impacts Captured by Satellite

With an area of 76,000 hectares, the Saloum Delta National Park has been a Biosphere Reserve since 1980 and a World Heritage Site since 2011 due to the importance of its wetlands and mangroves.

Two SPOT 6 images show the decline of the Atlantic facade of the delta resulting in the disappearance of mangroves.