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coastal destruction Archive

  • Agia Napa Marina – An Alternative View | Μαρίνα Αγίας Νάπας – Μια άλλη όψη

    *** For English scroll below *** Πρωτοβουλία για τη Διάσωση των Φυσικών Ακτών Δελτίο Τύπου – Τρίτη, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2015 Μαρίνα Αγίας Νάπας – Μια άλλη όψη. Όταν η ανάπτυξη σημαίνει οικειοποίηση και καταστροφή των κοινών φυσικών αγαθών μας     Τις τελευταίες μέρες ένα βιντεάκι κάνει τον γύρω του διαδιχτύου: […]

  • 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 […]

  • Shoreline development and degradation of coastal fish reproduction habitats

    Academic paper by: Göran Sundblad and Ulf Bergström Published in AMBIO complete article can be found here though not open access. Email the main author on for the full paper. Abstract Coastal development has severely affected habitats and biodiversity during the last century, but quantitative estimates of the impacts are […]

  • The Privatization of Chile’s Sea

    A series of protests have erupted across Chile over the past year regarding a law that will impact the country’s fishing industry. Proponents say the law is needed in order to protect depleted fish reserves and ensure the sustainability of the industry, but opponents say the law seeks to privatize […]


    During the deepening economic crisis in Greece, the government has been looking for new ways to bring profits to the lenders. This time they have put the country’s beaches and shores in the firing line. The prime minister aims to reduce bureaucracy and increase investments, but critics fear it will destroy […]

  • Ανοιχτή επιστολή προς Δήμαρχο Σωτήρας Αμμοχώστου κ. Γεώργιο Τάκκα (Cyprus)

    Τhis is an open letter to the Mayor of Sotira municipality in Cyprus from the Initiative for the Protection of the Natural Coastline in Cyprus asking for clarification regarding his announcement for the creation of a bridge to connect the beach with a small island in an already intervened Natura […]

  • The destruction of Spain’s coastline

    This is a photo series published in The Guardian on the 1st of June 2009, showing some of the worst examples of the destruction of the once-beautiful Spanish coastline which over the period of two decades was ravaged by the construction of hotels, apartment blocks and second homes. A re-post […]