CAMBODIA: Sand dredging prompts fishermen’s protests
Prime Minister Hun Sen banned sand exports in May 2009, yet sand mining continues in Koh Kong Province, the epicentre of the country’s corrupt dredging industry. Dredgers remove 25,000 tons of sand each day from the Cambodian seas to export.
When sand mining starts, wildlife disappears, Selangor, Malaysia
Wetlands in danger due to sand mining.
48 Illegal Sand Mining Fields Found in Hunan, China
Turning this key flood prevention battlefield into a money spinner for sandstone raiders.
Sand mining ban for North Stradbroke Island, Australia
After 50 years of mining, Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, announced that the Government will progressively halt sand mining.
Government of Morocco on Tar Sands potential.
There are ten oil shale deposits in Morocco, and the three most-explored, and therefore the most likely to begin commercial production in the near future, are near the city of Tangier, near the Mediterranean sea.
Sand mining renders land erosion in Kerala
A centuries old farming village on the Kerala coastline is on the verge of being washed away by the sea.
Scotland pristine white sand targeted by thieves in midnight raids
Tiree’s stretches of pristine white sand have been targeted by thieves stealing tonne upon tonne of sand.
The damages caused by Singapore’s insatiable thirst for land
Fuelled by Singapore’s land and construction demands sand mining is wreaking environmental destruction across south-east Asia.
Sand Trafficking: Elaborate Schemes, Worlwide
Elaborate schemes to steal beach sand.