Benin: Erosion-inducing coastal sand mining to be outlawed

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Faced with rising sea levels and coastal erosion caused in part by coastal sand mining, carting away of free beach sand for commercial uses, the national government has begun a campaign to save its coastal sand by digging up sand inland, instead. But communities near these newly-created sand collection spots are fighting back…

Read Full Article, IRIN (10-03-2008)