Coastal Care

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

Tag: Ecosystem Destruction

Réunion Island Revokes Order to Hunt Sharks, Yet Controversy Arises

Réunion Island Revokes Order to Hunt Sharks, Yet Controversy Arises

The mayor of a town on Réunion Island has been forced to withdraw decision to pay fishermen to hunt and kill sharks because it contravenes French conservation law.

Read More
Emerging Trends in Land-Use conflicts in Cameroon

Emerging Trends in Land-Use conflicts in Cameroon

In 2011, WWF produced a map of the protected areas of Cameroon at the request of the government. Simultaneously, observations had been made by conservation groups that mining permits were being granted inside of Cameroon’s protected areas…

Read More
Rock Drilling ‘Threatens’ Scotland’s Geology

Rock Drilling ‘Threatens’ Scotland’s Geology

Irresponsible drilling of holes into rocks to extract samples threaten to “annihilate” geological features in Scotland, with the general public experiencing defaced outcrop in every setting imaginable – remote beaches and islands, mountain tops, and, lamentably, classic geological sections within statutory protected areas.

Read More
Red Tide Species Is Deadlier Than First Thought

Red Tide Species Is Deadlier Than First Thought

Scientists have discovered that a species of tiny aquatic organism prominent in harmful algal blooms sometimes called “red tide” is even deadlier than first thought, with potential consequences for entire marine food chains.

Read More
Climate Change and Deforestation: Pre-Human Effect On Biodiversity in Northern Madagascar

Climate Change and Deforestation: Pre-Human Effect On Biodiversity in Northern Madagascar

A recent study, by an international research group led by Lounès Chickhi, group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal) and CNRS researcher (in Toulouse, France), questions the prevailing account that degradation of tropical ecosystems is essentially a product of human activity…

Read More
Liberia’s Hasty Forest Sell-Off Risks More Conflict

Liberia’s Hasty Forest Sell-Off Risks More Conflict

More than half of Liberia’s forests — dense and packed with rare and endangered species, sprawling for hundreds of miles over the small coastal country — have been granted to logging firms, bypassing environmental laws and with few benefits to the people.

Read More
Growing Traffic in Sri Lanka’s Waters Threatens Blue Whales

Growing Traffic in Sri Lanka’s Waters Threatens Blue Whales

Fifteen miles off the southern coast of Sri Lanka is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, and whales are known to swim regularly inside them…

Read More
Global Network Will Track Acidifying Oceans

Global Network Will Track Acidifying Oceans

A global effort to track ocean acidification has begun to take shape, as researchers this week made plans to set up an international network of monitoring stations.

Read More
Brown Tides: Scientists Probe The Inner Workings of Harmful Algae

Brown Tides: Scientists Probe The Inner Workings of Harmful Algae

Brown tides have caused collapses of the shellfish industry around Long Island, N.Y., at a loss of millions of dollars each year. What causes them? Why are they becoming more frequent? What can we do to prevent them or mitigate their damage?

Read More

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.

error: Content is protected !!