UNESCO warns over Senegal wildlife park

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  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “UNESCO warns over Senegal wildlife park” – below is their description.

    UNESCO is warning a wildlife park in Senegal is in danger of losing its World Heritage status.

    Niokolo-Koba National Park is home to many rare species of wildlife.

    But it has been under threat from poachers and illegal gold mining.

    Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque joined a security patrol in the park.

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    In This Story: Senegal

    Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

    Like other post-colonial African states, the country includes a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people, and the Wolof and French languages acting as lingua francas.

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