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Green Coast project launch in the Netherlands

15-Dec-2005

The project was developed in response to the tsunami that hit the region on 26 December 2004. In places where mangroves, coastal forests and coral reefs were still intact, the effects were less disas...

The project was developed in response to the tsunami that hit the region on 26 December 2004. In places where mangroves, coastal forests and coral reefs were still intact, the effects were less disastrous. Through this project, the organisations want to work with governments and the local population to achieve sound coastal development.

Coastal development
“Experience has taught us that poorly considered coastal development led to increased damage from the tsunami. In the past, many mangrove forests were cut down to make way for shrimp farms or hotels and houses on the seafront. It is important that the same mistakes are not repeated. The key focus of the project is to enable safety, nature conservation and economic development to progress hand in hand”, says project manager Marie-José Vervest of the Green Coast project at Wetlands International. 

You can download the complete press release from the section on the right.

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