Reclaim the Sea

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Multimedia Archive

  • The struggle goes on… what happened in 2016!


    2016 has been a long and difficult year with its many ups and downs for environmental struggles in the Republic of Cyprus. The end of 2015 was a hint of what was to follow. From November onwards, it was clear that the 30 year struggle to save  Akamas, was about […]

  • SAMUDRA Report – Issue Number 74


    CONTENTS    Sandcastle On an empty beach in sunlight I built my castle the wind was my architect together we sculpted soft curves from the dunes I found ribbons of seaweed sprawling like handwriting in the tideline of debris washed from the sea of knowledge with these I garlanded the […]

  • The Battle for the Coastline


    An excellent feature of stories about the battle for the coastline by Hakai Magazine. “Around the world, coastal communities struggle to retain balance over their border world. They battle the forces that would construct fences and parcel out the continents’ edges to the highest bidder: for a fabulous view, for […]

  • What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea


    By Derek Watkins, July 31, 2015 in the New York Times. China has been feverishly piling sand onto reefs in the South China Sea for the past year, creating seven new islets in the region. It is straining geopolitical tensions that were already taut. Click here for this extensive photo-reportage. […]

  • How to access the natural shore of Beirut? (video)


    A wonderful short clip made by Nahnoo, a “non-sectarian and non-partisan youth-led organization“, as part of a campaign to protect the public coast in Beirut and bring it back to the public.

  • Revisiting Dalieh: Calling for future visions along Beirut’s coast


    The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche (CCPDR) has put together a very creative short film to promote its campaign! It is part of a fundraising for its open ideas competition for the future of the Dalieh. The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche (CCPDR), also […]

  • Information System for Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF)


    The research network Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) has recently launched its Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF), the first interactive global repository of small-scale fisheries, providing information on key characteristics of this sector in various locations around the world, as well as synthesized knowledge about their importance, contributions and potentials. As […]

  • The costa del concrete: then and now (in pictures)


    then… and now… By Jo Blasson, on Tuesday 20th January, 2015 An insigthful photo feature in The Guardian shows how the Mediterranean and Spain’s northern coastlines (Alicante, Malaga, Girona, Cantabria, Valencia, Mallorca, Ibiza, Gijon, Murcia) have been redeveloped. Archive pictures are used and the same locations photographed as they are […]

  • Panel on Political and Social Ecology in Cyprus (with sea-related case studies)


    1st International Conference of the Cyprus Association of Political Science (CAPS): “Politics of Crisis”  University of Cyprus, Saturday, 22 November 2014 Panel 8: 14:30 – 16:30, Building 7, Room 010   Panel | Political and social ecology at times of “crisis”: Theoretical perspectives and case studies Abstract The word “crisis” might become […]

  • THIS SEA IS MINE


    Since the end of the Lebanese civil war, Beirut has been witnessing the gradual disappearance of coastal lands accessed by the public. This has been happening through a legalization of the de-facto privatization of the coastal line that occurred even before the war years. More recently, this could also be seen […]