The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Search Results For : cambodia sand

‘Houses On The River Will Fall’: Cambodia’s Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

‘Houses On The River Will Fall’: Cambodia’s Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

Cambodia is experiencing a building boom that is transforming its capital, Phnom Penh. Sitting at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers, the city’s low-slung French colonial architecture is being replaced with high-rise apartment buildings, malls and luxury car dealerships. Sand from the Mekong’s sediment is key to that construction growth.

Read More
Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Sand river mining in the Puna Tsang Chu, Punakha, Bhutan, January 2020. Photograph:Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care. As of…

Read More
In Cambodia, sand mining is big business — but it comes at a price

In Cambodia, sand mining is big business — but it comes at a price

Sand mining accounts for 85 percent of all worldwide mineral extraction, a $70 billion industry. In Cambodia, the practice is big business — but it comes with a price. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

Read More
Sand Storm: $750 Million Worth of The Material is Unaccounted For in Cambodia

Sand Storm: $750 Million Worth of The Material is Unaccounted For in Cambodia

Nearly 50 civil society organizations called for the Cambodian government to join some other Southeast Asian nations and ban or severely restrict exports of sand to Singapore after it was revealed that nearly $750 million worth of the building material has disappeared from the country.

Read More
How Sand Became One of Phnom Penh’s Hottest Commodities, Cambodia

How Sand Became One of Phnom Penh’s Hottest Commodities, Cambodia

Phnom Penh’s construction frenzy is fueling the need for sand dredging. According to the Cambodian government, between 15,000 to 20,000 cubic meters of sand per day is needed in Phnom Penh to sustain the city’s building boom.

Read More
Tatai River Sand Dredging Resumes, Cambodia

Tatai River Sand Dredging Resumes, Cambodia

In October Ly Yong Phat’s LYP Group had respected an agreement to stop sand dredging on the Tatai River in Koh Kong province by mid-October. But rather than respecting the written agreement from July 16, LYP had simply subcontracted out to another company to keep on dredging sand.

Read More
Cambodia: A Stop Order To Excessive Sand Dredging

Cambodia: A Stop Order To Excessive Sand Dredging

The “King of Koh Kong” has been ordered to stop his company’s massive sand dredging operation on the Tatai river amid concerns it is decimating the environment and ruining the tourist trade.

Read More
Sand Dredging Operations Of “Unprecedented Scale,” Cambodia

Sand Dredging Operations Of “Unprecedented Scale,” Cambodia

Sand dredgers have resumed operations of “unprecedented scale” in Koh Kong province’s salt-water estuaries since May, after a drop-off in dredging activities as a result of a 2009 sand-export ban.

Read More
CAMBODIA: Sand dredging prompts fishermen’s protests

CAMBODIA: Sand dredging prompts fishermen’s protests

Prime Minister Hun Sen banned sand exports in May 2009, yet sand mining continues in Koh Kong Province, the epicentre of the country’s corrupt dredging industry. Dredgers remove 25,000 tons of sand each day from the Cambodian seas to export.

Read More

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.

error: Content is protected !!