|Optimism back in Mauritania, without oil|
afrol News - Mauritania is witnessing a rebound in economic growth after a series of adverse shocks - including high import and low export prices, political instability, the global crisis - took a toll in recent years. Optimism is back, even if there will be no oil boom.
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|Banc d'Arguin: The Imraguen guards of culture and nature|
afrol News - In 1989, the Mauritanian national park Banc d'Arguin was admitted to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Fringing the Saharan desert's Atlantic coast, the park is made up of sand dunes, coastal swamps, small islands and shallow coastal waters. It is however even more known for its biodiversity (birds, fish, turtles, dolphins, etc.) and its fishery resources, carefully managed by the local Imraguen fisherman. Foreigner's overfishing off the park however remains a threat.
Read the special report on Mauritania's incredible Banc d'Arguin National Park, containing one of Africa's most productive ecosystems, and the Imraguen people, torn between tradition and modernity managing the riches of the park.
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