Problem

Threatened habitats of bare sand

Other Names:
Endangered unvegetated sandy habitats
Unstabilized sand dune habitat under threat
Nature:

Sand dunes are limited and specialized habitats threatened by urbanization and development, especially coastal and tourist development with its associated activities such as "off-roading" with motorised vehicles are destructive to sand dunes. Pollution and the dumping of litter are a problem on many coastal sand dunes. Natural disasters such as storms and hurricanes can destroy sand dunes.

Incidence:

In Anguilla sand has been extensively mined for construction.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
22.05.2019 – 21:32 CEST