Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Day: April 3, 2013

How illegal sand mining in Sierra Leone is destroying the local beaches

How illegal sand mining in Sierra Leone is destroying the local beaches

It all started after the civil war in our country when most of the houses were burned, leaving people homeless. When people were finally ready to rebuild their homes, contracts were given to Chinese and Senegalese construction companies which led to a huge demand for sand. Now, sand mines have become a place where otherwise unemployed young people can find work…

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Chinese Foreign Fisheries Catch 12 Times More Than Reported, Study Shows

Chinese Foreign Fisheries Catch 12 Times More Than Reported, Study Shows

Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year — and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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Amazon Tribe Threatens To Declare War Amid Row Over Brazilian Dam Project

Amazon Tribe Threatens To Declare War Amid Row Over Brazilian Dam Project

Amazonian tribe leaders hit out at ‘betrayal’ after Brazilian government pushes on with dam construction without community’s consent.

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Rising Temperature Difference Between Hemispheres Could Shift Rainfall Patterns

Rising Temperature Difference Between Hemispheres Could Shift Rainfall Patterns

One often ignored consequence of global climate change is that the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the Southern Hemisphere, which could significantly alter tropical precipitation patterns.

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SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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