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Sailboat Fishing, a Forward-Looking Tradition

marseille pharo vieux port vue aerienne ville_de_marseille© En haut! / PNBA / GIZ

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In Mauritania, Banc d'Arguin National Park is a natural sanctuary of global significance and sets an example by the balance it strikes between heritage preservation, development and conservation.

Since the Park was founded in 1976, motor boats have been prohibited. Access to fishing areas is exclusively restricted to the locals onboard their traditional sailboats, and these have once again become the main vehicles for area management.

The (often strong) winds that propel fishing boats across the maze of channels provide perfect conditions for kite aerial photography. From the air, the diversity of their ecosystems becomes tangible, as do the beauty but also the fragility of these ever-changing tidelands caught between the Sahara and the Atlantic.

Concepteurs : En Haut !, Banc d’Arguin National Park, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit

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