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Coastal urbanisation

Urbanisation is a significant impact affecting our coasts; it replaces and fragments coastal ecosystems and centralises other human impacts.

People love living near the sea. Oceans and coastal ecosystems provide us with food, recreation opportunities, and access to commercial activities like shipping. According to the UN, 40% of people throughout the world live within 100 km of the coast. In some parts of the world this number is even greater. This has significant implications for the extent and condition of our coastal ecosystems.

In this video, we will explore the diversity of impacts that coastal urbanisation has on coastal ecosystems, and the implications this has for people, animals, and coastal habitats.

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