Coastal Care

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

Day: October 28, 2016

Fishing communities in Kenya’s South Coast, net cash and more fish from protecting mangroves

Fishing communities in Kenya’s South Coast, net cash and more fish from protecting mangroves

Besides protecting mangrove forests themselves, the effort aims to improve local fisheries, as many fish species breed and raise their young in shoreline mangroves, and build resilience to worsening storm surges and coastal erosion. Mangrove forests can also help regulate coastal rainfall, ensuring supplies of water.

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World’s largest marine park created in Ross Sea in Antarctica in landmark deal

World’s largest marine park created in Ross Sea in Antarctica in landmark deal

EU and 24 countries sign long-awaited agreement to protect 1.1m sq km of water in Southern Ocean.

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Can seaweed farming save Indonesian fishermen?

Can seaweed farming save Indonesian fishermen?

For centuries seaweed has been a farmed product, but it wasn’t until the 1930s that the use of carrageenan – a seaweed-derived thickening agent – turned commercial. In Indonesia, seaweed farming has been growing over the last three decades.

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Beach asphalt removal project underway; Gulf Islands National Seashore

Beach asphalt removal project underway; Gulf Islands National Seashore

The goal of the $10.85 million project, which began earlier in October, is to clean decades of debris from blacktopped roads and parking lots eroded by tropical storms and hurricanes. This work to remove small asphalt chunks from miles of gleaming white beachfront is expected to take years.

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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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