Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Marshes of Mesopotamia

Marshes of Mesopotamia

Wars in the Persian Gulf region and the deliberate draining of the Mesopotamian marshes, left a vast area of once-teeming river delta a dry, salt-encrusted desert, emptied of insects, birds and the people who lived on them. Now the marshes are under threat again, this time from the building of huge dams in Turkey on the Tigris and Euphrates.

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Countries Agree to Double Resources for Biodiversity Protection by 2015, UN Conference

Countries Agree to Double Resources for Biodiversity Protection by 2015, UN Conference

The world’s governments have agreed to increase funding in support of actions to halt the rate of loss of biodiversity at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Why Are U.S. Eastern Seaboard Salt Marshes Falling Apart?

Why Are U.S. Eastern Seaboard Salt Marshes Falling Apart?

Salt marshes have been disintegrating and dying over the past two decades along the U.S. Eastern seaboard and other highly developed coastlines, without anyone fully understanding why.

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Antarctic Seas In The Balance

Antarctic Seas In The Balance

Next week, negotiators at a meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources may try to contain the accelerating rush to access the region’s natural resources. At stake is one of the planet’s last great wildernesses, as well as the credibility of the international body set up to protect Antarctica’s marine life…

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Scientists Say Billions Required To Meet Conservation Targets

Scientists Say Billions Required To Meet Conservation Targets

Reducing the risk of extinction for threatened species and establishing protected areas for nature will cost the world over $76bn dollars annually… Researchers say the daunting number is just a fifth of what the world spends on soft drinks annually.

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India Ignoring Coastal Biodiversity; NGOs

India Ignoring Coastal Biodiversity; NGOs

Indian civil society organisations see in the 11th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), underway in this south Indian city, a rare opportunity to highlight alleged neglect of biodiversity along the country’s extensive coastal and marine areas.

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West African Fishing Communities Drive Off  Pirate Fishing Trawlers

West African Fishing Communities Drive Off Pirate Fishing Trawlers

International vessels operating illegally in protected waters have stayed away after being filmed and identified by local fishers.

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Coastal Residents Warned of Excavation Consequences, Australia

Coastal Residents Warned of Excavation Consequences, Australia

Officials are warning residents of coastal communities that excavating the entrances of lakes, lagoons and intermittently opening creeks can have long lasting and severe consequences for fish and fish habitat.

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Whale Woe In The Atlantic

Whale Woe In The Atlantic

Four decades of data show most whale deaths were caused by humans.

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Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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