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Major threats to Guinea Bissauâ's environment include deforestation, fires, soil erosion, over-fishing, and overgrazing.1 While industry has not led to dramatic increases of pollution, as the development process continues, some fear that this may threaten the Guinean environment.2 One specific concern is the prevalence of slash-and-burn agriculture, practiced widely throughout Guinea-Bissau, which has led to soil degradation and erosion.3 Guinea-Bissau is in the process of integrating climate change mitigation methods and adaptation scenarios into their national policies and frameworks. These changes are believed to be critical because of the country's extensive coastal areas. The base of the economy is agriculture, which could be negatively affected by climate changes.4

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1 http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/153179/
2 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20guinea-bissau.htm
3 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20guinea-bissau.htm
4 http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/gnbnc2e.pdf
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Guinea-Bissau News

Reuters Africa 
BISSAU (Reuters) - West African regional bloc ECOWAS said on Tuesday it was ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems responsible for blocking the implementation of a deal to resolve a political crisis in Guinea-Bissau. The former ... See more..
Medafrica Times 
The regional 16-member bloc ECOWAS on Tuesday vowed to impose targeted sanctions against officials in the West-African Portuguese speaking nation, Guinea-Bissau, as the country failed to implement agreement to resolve a political crisis. Rival factions ... See more..
Macauhub 
Jin Hongjun also said the mission came in response to a request for aid submitted by the head of the head of the Guinea-Bissau armed forces, General Biague In N'Tan, to the Chinese military authorities, during his recent visit to China. The mission of ... See more..
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africanews 
Boats are the main means of transportation in this part of Guinea-Bissau. Accidents are frequent here when there are strong winds. In December 2012, 30 died after a boat sunk between the Bijagos islands and the capital, Bissau caused by a strong wind. See more..
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine 
FAR and partner Svenska Petroleum Exploration have concluded negotiations with Petroguin, the national oil company of Guinea-Bissau, on revisions to the ... See more..
News24 
The leader of a Guinea Bissau civil society group critical of President Jose Mario Vaz, has been violently attacked in his home by unidentified assailants, his ... See more..
Mongabay.com 
Between March 21-24, Greenpeace and officials from Guinea-Bissau's Fisheries Surveillance Department sent four boats into the port of Bissau, where the companies that own the boats face sanctions for unpaid fines for past violations, improperly ... See more..
Reliefweb 
The country office is facing a complete lack of funding for food assistance for assets interventions. Operational Updates. On 7 March, the official African school meals day celebration was organized in the Sao Carlos Lwanga school in Quinhamel, Biombo ... See more..
Citizen 
South Africa and Angola during the International friendly match between South Africa and Angola at Buffalo City Stadium on March 28, 2017 in East London, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images) ... See more..
E&P 
CNOOC UK Ltd. has farmed into a production-sharing contract (PSC) and associated joint operating agreement in the AGC Profond Block offshore the joint ... See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal
Area

Total 36,125 sq km
Land 28,120 sq km
Water 8,005 sq km

Climate

tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds
Natural Resources

fish, timber, phosphates, bauxite, clay, granite, limestone, unexploited deposits of petroleum ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dusty harmattan haze may reduce visibility during dry season; brush fires
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; overfishing

Demographics

Nationality
Bissau-Guinean
Population
1,660,870 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

One of the poorest countries in the world, Guinea-Bissau's legal economy depends mainly on farming and fishing, but trafficking in narcotics is probably the most lucrative trade. The combination of limited economic prospects, a weak and faction-ridden government, and favorable geography have made this West African country a way station for drugs bound for Europe. Cashew crops have increased remarkably in recent years; low rainfall hindered cereals and other crops in 2011. Guinea-Bissau exports fish and seafood along with small amounts of peanuts, palm kernels, and timber. Rice is the major crop and staple food. However, intermittent fighting between Senegalese-backed ...See More government troops and a military junta destroyed much of the country's infrastructure and caused widespread damage to the economy in 1998; the civil war led to a 28% drop in GDP that year, with partial recovery in 1999-2002. In December 2003, the World Bank, IMF, and UNDP were forced to step in to provide emergency budgetary support in the amount of $107 million for 2004, representing over 80% of the total national budget. The government is successfully implementing a three-year $33 million extended credit arrangement with the IMF that runs through 2012. In December 2010 the World Bank and IMF announced support for $1.2 billion worth of debt relief. Guinea-Bissau made progress with debt relief in 2011 when members of the Paris Club opted to write-off much of the country''s obligations. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.963 billion (2012 est.); $1.992 billion (2011 est.); $1.891 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, corn, beans, cassava (manioc), cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, cotton; timber; fish
Industries

agricultural products processing, beer, soft drinks