Coastal Care

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

Category: Celebrate

Gabon: Tourism versus Oil Revenues

Gabon: Tourism versus Oil Revenues

A decade ago Gabon set aside 10% of its land for national parks, to boost its economy by becoming Africa’s magnet for eco-tourists, and some, hoping that tourism can help Gabon reduce its long reliance on oil. Loango Park, called the ‘Land of surfing hippos’ held perhaps the greatest potential to lure tourists, given its rare wildlife and unusual coastal setting, but turning its natural assets into tourist cash has been tougher than expected.

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10 of The World’s Most Unusual Beaches

10 of The World’s Most Unusual Beaches

No disrespect to gorgeous beaches with powdery white sand, but sometimes the standard-issue paradise starts to feel, well, bland. It’s time to set off for shores with strange hues of sand, alarmingly low-flying aircraft, and hot pools you can dig yourself. From Florida to New Zealand, these 10 picks take you to some peculiar beaches.

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Moby-Duck

Moby-Duck

The true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools, including the author, who went in search of them. A book by Donovan Hohn.

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Sandbank On The Coast Of Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia; By Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Sandbank On The Coast Of Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia; By Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Sandbank on the coast of Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia, is an image from Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

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Coastal Care 2011: In Numbers and Achievements

Coastal Care 2011: In Numbers and Achievements

Our deepest gratitude and thanks to our immensely talented and highly inspiring contributors of 2011.
— Santa Aguila Foundation.

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Light Art At The Beach

Light Art At The Beach

Sea and dunes form the natural backdrop for the monumental works of glass and light art at this international seaside exhibition, in The Hague’s southern beach, Kijkduin. More than 100 globes are spread among the sand dunes constantly changing colours in the evening hours. The seaside installation is reinterpreted by a different group of artists each year, ranging from children to graffiti artists, and the 2011edition was connected to the UN Program ‘Our life, our future‘.

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Tipping Barrels

Tipping Barrels

“Tipping Barrels – Journey Into The Great Bear”, is a unique combination of surfing and environmental journalism that follows surfers Arran and Reid Jackson on a trip into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where they learn more about the region and the issues confronting it.

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“Our Blue Canoe”, A Documentary Film Trailer, By Pacific Voyagers

“Our Blue Canoe”, A Documentary Film Trailer, By Pacific Voyagers

“Pacific Voyagers’ mission is simple: Use the wisdom of our ancestors, combined with modern science, to propel us into a more sustainable future, help heal our injured ocean, raise awareness, and to revive our cultural traditions of voyaging….”

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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

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.

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