Coastal Care

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

Category: Sand Mining

Les Pilleurs De Sable Ecument Les Plages Du Globe, Le Monde

Les Pilleurs De Sable Ecument Les Plages Du Globe, Le Monde

“Beaches Sand Miners Are Skiming Away The World’s Beaches”: On the Moroccan beaches near Tangier or Casablanca, the sand dunes have disappeared, only to leave behind a somber lunar landscape. The dunes haven’t been erased away by natural storms action, but by illegal beach sand mining, night after night, relentlessly hauled away by truckloads…

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Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac

Is beach sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations…? This investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: the “Sand Wars” have begun.

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Preventing Erosion: Liberia Gets Tough on Illegal Sand Miners, Raid Beaches

Preventing Erosion: Liberia Gets Tough on Illegal Sand Miners, Raid Beaches

The Lands Mines and Energy Ministry Monday arrested several illegal sand miners s in several beach communities around Monrovia.

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Sand Mined From Pakiri Beach is Irreplaceable, New Zealand

Sand Mined From Pakiri Beach is Irreplaceable, New Zealand

Auckland City’s recreation committee chairman, says a $5 million beach rebuilding plan is gathering momentum. Where, however, does he hope to source the sand for the next eight Auckland beaches requiring replenishment?

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Java Residents Protest Iron Mine

Java Residents Protest Iron Mine

The push to exploit natural resources is increasingly being matched by resistance from affected communities. After several years of escalating opposition by residents of Kulon Progo, a coastal farming community, to a project to mine iron deposits in the sand beneath their farms, conflicts and arrests concern affected communities.

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State Allows “Sand Mining” On Plum Island Beach, MA

State Allows “Sand Mining” On Plum Island Beach, MA

The commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection has given Plum Island homeowners permission to “mine” sand in an effort to replenish the dunes here.

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Nevis Government Says It Will No Longer Tolerate iIlegal Sand Mining

Nevis Government Says It Will No Longer Tolerate iIlegal Sand Mining

Illegal sand miners across the island of Nevis have been warned to stop their illegal activities or face equipment seizure, arrest and prosecution.

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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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