China’s search for sand is destroying Mozambique’s pristine beaches

The community of Nagonha in northern Mozambique sits on a tall dune with lush greenery on the one side, and a turquoise Indian ocean on the other. It should have been the kind of unspoiled landscape that Mozambique’s growing tourism industry is beginning to take advantage of. Instead, a Chinese mining company has irrevocably tarnished the scenery, and people’s lives.

Algeria, Jijel

Four people arrested for illegal beach sand mining; Jijel, Algeria LEARN MORE

Algeria, Jijel

Decrease in illegal beach sand mining, Jijel- north-eastern coast, Algeria Protection des écosystèmes : Moins de pillages de sable de mer à Jijel Thanks to increased awareness on the detrimental effects of beach sand mining, as pictured in Denis Delestrac’s 2013 film documentary Sand-Wars, illegal sand mining has noticeably diminished in our region… Learn More … Continue reading Algeria, Jijel