Shrinking lake in Mali spells end of line for family of fishermen
Updated : 2019-12-03 11:55:19
Lake Wegnia, or Lac Wegnia in French, is located in the Sahel region of Koulikoro, around 120 km north of the capital Bamako. Some 12,000 people including fishermen, farmers and herders depend on it for food, water and income, while its freshwaters and marshes also contain rich biodiversity. But as temperatures rise, evaporation increases and the lake shrinks - phenomena experts blame on global climate change.