Saloum Delta, Senegal

The Saloum Delta in Senegal is a tropical mangrove ecosystem that supports the livelihoods of more than 100,000 people, for instance by filtering water, providing fuel wood, and supporting fish stocks. Climate change and the unsustainable use of mangroves put pressure on the services the Delta delivers. Based on our SAVi assessment, the ecosystem services of the Saloum Delta are worth CFA 3,589 billion (EUR 5.47 billion) over 40 years. 

Senegal Mangroves. Aerial view of mangrove forest in the Saloum Delta National Park, Joal Fadiout, Senegal. Photo made by drone from above. Africa Natural Landscape.