Coastal Care

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

Category: Ecosystem Destruction

The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. That’s a disaster for all of us

The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. That’s a disaster for all of us

South America’s Pantanal region has been hit by the worst wildfires in decades. The blazes have already consumed about 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are still not completely under control.

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New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

The waters around one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, are set to become the fourth largest completely protected marine area in the world, and the largest in the Atlantic.

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Australia: Rescuers save 100 whales after mass stranding

Australia: Rescuers save 100 whales after mass stranding

The pilot whales got stuck in shallow waters on the west coast of Tasmania during the country’s largest-ever recorded stranding. Rescuers were not able to save all 470 of the marine mammals.

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How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

Not far from Santa Catalina Island, in an ocean shared by divers and fishermen, kelp forests and whales, David Valentine decoded unusual signals underwater that gave him chills.

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Why cracking down on the shark fin trade may be easier than we thought

Why cracking down on the shark fin trade may be easier than we thought

Many shark fins used in a traditional Asian delicacy come from the coastal waters of just a handful of countries. The finding upends conventional notions—and could make this conservation challenge easier to tackle.

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Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with a metal nutrient important for marine life, according to new findings from a USC-led research team..

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Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Just south of the Galapagos’ Marchena Island, there’s a dive spot known by locals as the “fish arena.” Earlier this summer, more than 300 Chinese fishing vessels—many designed to hold 1,000 tons of catch—waited at the marine preserve’s border, ready to snatch up sea life.

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Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Environmental activists are demanding answers after several sea animals have washed ashore on the Kamchatka peninsula in eastern Russia. Carcasses of seals, octopus, and sea urchins have been covering the remote coasts for several days

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World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature.

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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