Villagers come ashore at Sinyaka Island in Lake Chad. The island formed less than five years ago as lake waters have receded to unprecedented levels.
Villagers come ashore at Sinyaka Island in Lake Chad. The island formed less than five years ago as lake waters have receded to unprecedented levels. Shashank Bengali / MCT
Villagers come ashore at Sinyaka Island in Lake Chad. The island formed less than five years ago as lake waters have receded to unprecedented levels. Shashank Bengali / MCT

Shrinking African lake imperils wildlife

August 07, 2008 08:00 AM