The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Salvation or pipe dream? A movement grows to protect up to half the planet

Salvation or pipe dream? A movement grows to protect up to half the planet

Leading scientists and conservationists are proposing that up to 50 percent of the earth’s land and oceans be protected in the coming decades. While some view the goal as unrealistic, proponents say it is essential for preserving the natural systems on which life itself depends.

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Climate Change is Decimating the Chinstrap Penguins of Antarctica

Climate Change is Decimating the Chinstrap Penguins of Antarctica

Scientists conducting a chinstrap census along the Antarctic Peninsula have discovered drastic declines in many colonies, with some seeing population reductions of up to 77% since they were last surveyed, about 50 years ago

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Scientists listen to whales, walruses and seals in a changing Arctic seascape

Scientists listen to whales, walruses and seals in a changing Arctic seascape

A year-round acoustic study of marine mammals in the northern Bering Sea is providing scientists with a valuable snapshot of an Arctic world already under drastic pressure from climate change.

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Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

An ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast from 2014 to 2016 drove humpback whales into a narrow band of cooler water, leading to a dramatic increase in whale entanglements with crab-fishing gear, according to a new study.

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STOP Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point

STOP Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point

This is NOT the place where an environmentally responsible corporation would choose to construct a massive private cruise ship port – the centerpiece of which is a half-mile-long pier cutting across coral reefs including endangered staghorn coral. The port’s construction and operation would seriously harm the environment, while the economic benefits to communities in South Eleuthera are still unclear and very questionable.

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For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

For now, river deltas gain land worldwide

River deltas rank among the most economically and ecologically valuable environments on Earth. People living on deltas are increasingly vulnerable to sea-level rise and coastal hazards such as major storms, extremely high tides, and tsunamis.

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World Consumes 100 Billion Tons of Materials Every Year, Report Finds

World Consumes 100 Billion Tons of Materials Every Year, Report Finds

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100 billion tons every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling.

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How climate change is impacting Antarctica’s ecosystem, Video

How climate change is impacting Antarctica’s ecosystem, Video

The frozen continent of Antarctica may be far from the world’s population centers – but what happens in the rest of the world is having a big impact there.

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Race to exploit the world’s seabed set to wreak havoc on marine life

Race to exploit the world’s seabed set to wreak havoc on marine life

New research warns that ‘blue acceleration’ – a global goldrush to claim the ocean floor – is already impacting on the environment.

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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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