An Assessment of the Impact of Sand Mining: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania

In mainland Tanzania, in comparison to Zanzibar, sand mining is done mainly along the coast and in river beds. This does a great deal of damage because it destabilizes the river banks and may collapse any bridges along them. On the contrary, mining in Zanzibar is generally done on the coastal beaches or in the hinterland areas that are richer in available sand.

China’s search for sand is destroying Mozambique’s pristine beaches

The community of Nagonha in northern Mozambique sits on a tall dune with lush greenery on the one side, and a turquoise Indian ocean on the other. It should have been the kind of unspoiled landscape that Mozambique’s growing tourism industry is beginning to take advantage of. Instead, a Chinese mining company has irrevocably tarnished the scenery, and people’s lives.

Tanzania, Zanzibar, Unguja

An Assessment of the Impact of Sand Mining: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania The environmental, economic, and social impacts of sand mining activities were studied at various sites on the island of Unguja. In mainland Tanzania, in comparison to Zanzibar, sand mining is done mainly along the coast and in river beds. This does a great deal … Continue reading Tanzania, Zanzibar, Unguja