Attempts to stem refugees, cross-border raids, arms smuggling, and other illegal activities by separatists from southern Senegal's Casamance region, as well as from conflicts in other west African states.
Deforestation; desertification; water-borne diseases prevalent
Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
Tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)