Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

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.

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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.

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Ongoing Sand Mining Mafia, Konkan coast, India

Ongoing Sand Mining Mafia, Konkan coast, India

Sand mining had come to a near standstill last year after the Bombay High Court banned it, however Maharashtra’s creeks and the Konkan coast and beaches do remain prey to the sand mafia.

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Cuba: Sea levels to rise more than 30 in. by 2100

Cuba: Sea levels to rise more than 30 in. by 2100

Cuban scientists warn that right now it is urgent to preserve mangroves, coral reefs, sea grass and sand beaches. Each of these ecosystems is a natural barrier to defend the coasts from the impact of climate change and sea level rise. Most of the 400 beaches of Cuba’s territory are affected by erosion with a receding coastline estimated at 1.2 meters per year.

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Coast Guards Take Action Against Illegal Sand Dredging

Coast Guards Take Action Against Illegal Sand Dredging

China’s construction boom has created a strong demand for sand, a key element in making concrete, fueling an explosion in illegal sea sand dredging.

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Concerns Over Sand Mining and Beaches Alterations, Chennai Coast, India

Concerns Over Sand Mining and Beaches Alterations, Chennai Coast, India

With the new Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) 2011 notification, exploiting the coastline of Chennai, East of India, becomes that much more difficult. But loop holes are found everywhere, and concerns mount over sand mining and other alterations of the beaches’ natural state.

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A line in the Sand: Rebuilding Stradbroke Island After Sand Mining

A line in the Sand: Rebuilding Stradbroke Island After Sand Mining

A line in the sand, that’s what the Queensland State Government is calling its decision to end sand mining on Stradbroke Island in eight years time. An ABC News video, depicting the dilemmas of a sustainable environment and a sustainable economy.

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Illegal Sand-Mining Threatens Sea Turtle Population, St Kitts-Nevis

Illegal Sand-Mining Threatens Sea Turtle Population, St Kitts-Nevis

The biodiversity of St Kitts and Nevis, including the sea turtle population, is under threat due to the increase in illegal sand-mining that is taking place.

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Goa’s Beaches Best Kept Secret: Illegal Sand Mining, India

Goa’s Beaches Best Kept Secret: Illegal Sand Mining, India

Sand mining is banned in Goa, but even when a NDTV team filmed openly, nobody blinked an eye.The Goa state’s entire 63-mile coastline is eroded, and some beaches have lost as much as 65 feet of landmass in recent years.

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