Sand and deliver – Sardinians indignant over tourists stealing sand from beaches as souvenirs

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, Inform
Jul
18

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Sardinia. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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An increasing number of visitors are scooping the sand into plastic bottles or bags and trying to take it home as a reminder of their holidays.

Some are stopped at the island’s airports by vigilant officials, who confiscate the keepsakes and warn tourists that taking sand, shells and any other natural materials from the island is an offense…

Airport officials confiscated five tonnes last summer alone…

Read Full Article, The Telegraph (07-17-2016)

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