Tanzania: Rising Sea Ruins Isles Beaches

Tanzania: Rising Sea Ruins Isles Beaches

zanzibar
Zanzibar. Photo source: ©© Andrea Moroni

Excerpts;

The Union Government cannot just look at Zanzibar sinking without providing help, said officials after a short tour to areas affected by erosion caused by the sea rise.

Negative impacts of climate change in the Islands are real, and aggravated by people’s unnecessary cutting down of trees, and illegal mining to get sand and stones as building materials…

Read Full Article, All’Africa

Zanzibar’s Encroaching Ocean Means Less Water, IPS News (06-12-2013)

Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks: A UNEP report (March 2014)
Despite the colossal quantities of sand and gravel being used, our increasing dependence on them and the significant impact that their extraction has on the environment, this issue has been mostly ignored by policy makers and remains largely unknown by the general public…

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Award-Winning Filmmaker Denis Delestrac (©-2013)

Coastal Care

Related Posts

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

7,000 gallons of sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile into the ocean

7,000 gallons of sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile into the ocean

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

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.