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The largest threats to the Senegalese environment stem from exhaustion of the nation's natural resources.1 These threats include overfishing, overgrazing, and deforestation.2 Pollution from these industries as well as pharmaceuticals, food processing, tourism, and other industries also constitute a threat to the environment.3 Senegal lost 675,000 hectares of forested land during the period of 1990 to 2005 and the rate has increased since then.4 This is also seen as a contributor to desertification and soil erosion.5 Currently, Senegal does not have adequate climate change legislation in place and, as a result, intense flooding during the rainy season is causing significant issues in certain communities.6

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1http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/senegal/environmental_problems__in_senegal/
2-3 Ibid
4 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20senegal.htm
5 Ibid
6http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/climate-change-is-drowning-senegal-1.1638595#.VBNSVlZ755w
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Senegal News

SuperSport (blog) 
The Super Eagles and the Teranga Lions of Senegal settled for a 1-1 draw in their prestige friendly at the Hive stadium of Barnet Football Club in North London. This was a bruising encounter in which both teams gave as good as they got physically. See more..
Liverpool Echo 
Liverpool star Sadio Mane returned to action for Senegal for the first time since his penalty miss saw his country exit the Africa Cup of Nations to Cameroon in a quarter-final shoot-out. The Reds ace, who has netted 11 times in his debut season at ... See more..
africanews 
Senegal is keen to revive its ailing film industry that was once a thriving sector. Most of the country's main cinemas remain closed today this is despite producing ... See more..
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CBS News 
DAKAR, Senegal -- An Islamic television station in Senegal says it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur “X'' for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its regularly scheduled religious programming. Viewers tuning ... See more..
Times LIVE 
FIFA legal experts are holding discussions in Zurich to determine whether Bafana Bafana's World Cup qualifier against Senegal should be replayed after the referee was found guilty of match-fixing‚ TimesLIVE has been told by world football governing ... See more..
NOLA.com 
"It's a coastal country," Thiam (pronounced CHEE-AM) said of Senegal. "Lots of fresh fish and shrimp and even lobsters in season. Fermenting is a big part of Senegalese food." Thiam, who has been featured on Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" and Food ... See more..
OE Digital 
The Atwood Achiever drillship is now on location offshore Senegal in the Cayar Offshore Profond block and has started drilling operations on the first exploration well in the program targeting the Yakaar prospect (formerly referred to as Teranga West). See more..
The Sun 
Kelechi Iheanacho is also expected to feature as the two nations lock horns at The Hive... with 4000 empty seats. See more..
JD Supra (press release) 
Senegal has officially introduced its new mining code, which has been a work in progress since 2012 when proposals were first made to revise the former mining code introduced in 2003. In recognising the potential that the mining industry holds for ... See more..
Goal.com 
Nigeria and Senegal square off in London on Thursday, with the Super Eagles looking to make a statement and refine their approach ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon later in the year and the upcoming Nations Cup qualifiying campaign. See more..
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Geography

Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania
Area

Total 196,722 sq km
Land 192,530 sq km
Water 4,192 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind ;
Natural Resources

fish, phosphates, iron ore ;
Natural Hazards

lowlands seasonally flooded; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

wildlife populations threatened by poaching; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; overfishing ;

Demographics

Nationality
Senegalese
Population
13,300,410 (July 2013 est.)
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Senegal relies heavily on donor assistance and foreign direct investment. The country's key export industries are phosphate mining, fertilizer production, and commercial fishing. The country is also working on iron ore and oil exploration projects. After seeing its economy contract by 2.1% in 1993, Senegal made an important turnaround, thanks to an economic reform program backed by the donor community, which led to real growth in GDP averaging over 5% annually during 1995-2007. Annual inflation was pushed down to the single digits. The global economic downturn reduced growth to 2.2% in 2009. The IMF completed a non-dispersing, Policy Support Initiative ...See More program in 2010 and approved a new three-year policy support instrument in December 2010 to assist with economic reforms. Senegal also receives disbursements from a $540 million Millennium Challenge Account for infrastructure and agriculture development. In 2012, the economy began to rebound after a weak 2011. The economy continues to suffer from unreliable power supply, which has led to public protests and high unemployment and has prompted migrants to flee Senegal in search of better job opportunities in Europe. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$27.01 billion (2012 est.); $26.09 billion (2011 est.); $25.42 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

16.7% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

peanuts, millet, corn, sorghum, rice, cotton, tomatoes, green vegetables; cattle, poultry, pigs; fish
Industries

agricultural and fish processing, phosphate mining, fertilizer production, petroleum refining; iron ore, zircon, and gold mining, construction materials, ship construction and repair