GLP Films and National Geographic present: Visit a Village on an Island Made of Shells
Visit a Village on an Island Made of Shells
Along Senegal’s Petit Cote lies an island unlike any other. Completely man-made, yet sustainably developed, the Island of Fadiouth (Shell Island) is a unique example of human development using locally harvested resources. Created over 300 years, Fadiouth rose out of the Sine-Saloum Delta as an island created by discarded mollusk shells. Today, Fadiouth’s unique geology has pushed it to become a center of marine conservation as well as religious tolerance. Mollusk shells have become the site of the only cemetery in Senegal with Christian, Muslim and Animist graves.
Behind the Scenes on Shell Island: