Coordinates : 14°11′N 16°15′W / 14.183°N 16.250°W / 14.183; -16.250
SINE-SALOUM is a region in
The western portion contains the
Long ago, the Serer kingdoms of Sine and
* 1 Economy * 2 Ecosystem * 3 Navigation
* 4 See also
* 4.1 Related articles * 4.2 Bibliography
* 5 References * 6 External links
Primary economic activities in the 2000s consisted of fishing, salt production, peanut farming, and millet farming.
Transportation is difficult because of the many islands.
A secondary economy is the construction of fishing boats.
Salt wells (view from an ultralight aeroplane )
Much of the region consists of mangrove swamps . The upper reaches of the rivers adjoin the Sahel region and are affected by its desertification . The salinity of the water increased during the 1970s instance of the Sahel drought and mismanagement of the rivers upstream has been described as a factor. Mangroves are disappearing, and freshwater fish are disappearing with them. The villagers have difficulty obtaining freshwater . Sometimes water pumps are donated by international organizations, but spare parts are difficult to find when the pumps fail. The change in water salinity is affecting the ecosystem as much as it is changing the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the region.