Threatened habitats of bare sand

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

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.


In Anguilla sand has been extensively mined for construction.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST