Coastal Care

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Category: Sand Mining

How illegal sand mining in Sierra Leone is destroying the local beaches

How illegal sand mining in Sierra Leone is destroying the local beaches

It all started after the civil war in our country when most of the houses were burned, leaving people homeless. When people were finally ready to rebuild their homes, contracts were given to Chinese and Senegalese construction companies which led to a huge demand for sand. Now, sand mines have become a place where otherwise unemployed young people can find work…

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Outrage Over Proposed Beach Sand Mining in France

Outrage Over Proposed Beach Sand Mining in France

Be the Change: Petition: Let’s save the sand and the surfing beaches of Anglet, Côte Basque, France.

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Empty Promises Over Sand Mining, Barbuda

Empty Promises Over Sand Mining, Barbuda

As sand mining in Barbuda continues, concerns mount as to when this practice will ever finally stop. Sand mining is a direct cause of erosion, and impacts local wildlife, it causes problems for those who rely on fishing for their livelihoods, as well as the destruction of picturesque beaches.

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Kenya: Sand Mining Threatens To Displace Thousands

Kenya: Sand Mining Threatens To Displace Thousands

Every day, 180 trucks chug their way to the banks of a river near Lake Victoria and leave laden with sand. Their cargo fuels Kenya’s construction boom and the local labour market, but the extraction could spell disaster for the village of Nyadorera.

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Jurong Island Reclamation Works Set for March 15

Jurong Island Reclamation Works Set for March 15

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has informed the shipping, harbour craft and pleasure craft communities in Singapore’s waters that the reclamation of Jurong Island (Phase 4) and construction of jetty off Temasek Fairway will take place from 15 March to 14 August 2013.

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Liberia: ‘Illegal’ Sand Mining, Sales

Liberia: ‘Illegal’ Sand Mining, Sales

Investigation by a liberian newspaper has revealed that the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy is in flagrant violation of the 2010 Investment Act of Liberia by granting sand mining licenses to Chinese companies.

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Sand-Mining Threatens Homes And Livelihoods In Sierra Leone

Sand-Mining Threatens Homes And Livelihoods In Sierra Leone

Round-the-clock sand-mining on beaches within a few kilometres of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown is having a devastating effect on the coastline, destroying property, and damaging the area’s hopes of a tourism revival.

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Liberia: Illegal Sand Mining Heightened

Liberia: Illegal Sand Mining Heightened

Despite efforts by the government to put a halt to illegal sand mining which is blamed on sea and other form of erosions across Liberia, others have refused to yield to the orders as sand mining is said to be at a renewed height and reinvigorated pace in the region.

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En Bretagne, Le “Peuple des Dunes” Défend Son Sable

En Bretagne, Le “Peuple des Dunes” Défend Son Sable

Fous de Bassan, cormorans huppés, petits pingouins, guillemots de Troïl, fulmars boréaux, goélands ou encore puffins des Anglais se pressent sur ce littoral des Côtes-d’Armor. C’est pour eux et pour tout le secteur de la pêche et du tourisme aussi, que le collectif le Peuple des dunes, se bat.

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