Coastal Care

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

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Fire Island, NY; By Andrew Cooper

Fire Island, NY; By Andrew Cooper

Fire Island is a barrier island that runs east to west on the southern coast of Long Island in New York.

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Documenting The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

Documenting The Global Impacts Of Beach Sand Mining

For centuries, beach sand has been mined for use as aggregate in concrete, for heavy minerals, and for construction fill.

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Costa Rica; By Nancy Opitz

Costa Rica; By Nancy Opitz

Nancy Opitz an art school teacher, and a passionate photographer in her spare time. She is married to professional surfer Terry Simms, who collaborated on this image, taken in Costa Rica in 2008.

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Assawoman Island; By Andrew Cooper

Assawoman Island; By Andrew Cooper

Assawoman Island is in Virginia, USA on the peninsula of land between the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay.

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Oil spills on the worlds beaches and in the worlds oceans

Oil spills on the worlds beaches and in the worlds oceans

Beaches and river shorelines all over the world are at risk from oil spills.

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Brazil; By Brian Hodges

Brazil; By Brian Hodges

Brian Hodges is a photographer based in Santa Barbara.

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Cedar Island, NC; By Andrew Cooper

Cedar Island, NC; By Andrew Cooper

Cedar Island, North Carolina, USA is an east – west trending island along the southern rim of Pamlico Sound.

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Benin: Erosion-inducing coastal sand mining to be outlawed

Benin: Erosion-inducing coastal sand mining to be outlawed

Faced with rising sea levels and coastal erosion caused in part by coastal sand mining, carting away of free beach sand for commercial uses, the national government has begun a campaign to save its coastal sand by digging up sand inland, instead. But communities near these newly-created sand collection spots are fighting back.

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European Bad Beach Management

European Bad Beach Management

A slide show of European Bad Beach Management by Andrew Cooper.

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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