Coastal Care

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

Day: January 4, 2016

Tragedy of The Commons: Corrosive Growth of the Illegal Sand Mining Mafia

Tragedy of The Commons: Corrosive Growth of the Illegal Sand Mining Mafia

Not many people may know that illegal sand mining is a nationwide phenomena in India, and with spurt in housing and infrastructure projects, the illegal sand mining is thriving beyond the ambit of formal economy and law and order. Sand is everywhere and so is the sand mafia.

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Coastal erosion uncovers oil buried on Gorleston beach in 1978, UK

Coastal erosion uncovers oil buried on Gorleston beach in 1978, UK

Coastal erosion is to blame for exposing oil that was buried on a Norfolk beach almost 40 years ago. The oil was originally washed ashore from a tanker, the Eleni V, which sank off the coast in 1978.

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Rice and palm oil risk to mangroves

Rice and palm oil risk to mangroves

The threat posed by the development of rice and palm oil plantations to mangroves in South-East Asia has been underestimated, a study has suggested. Rice and oil plantations accounted for 38% of mangrove deforestation between 2000 and 2012, the research showed.

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Coastal erosion needs our attention

Coastal erosion needs our attention

65 acres of Massachusetts coastline is carried away every year by raging storms and rising seas. That’s not a problem unless we build a house on the beach. Today, 40 percent of the commonwealth’s 1,500-mile shoreline is residentially occupied.

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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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