ILLEGAL AND UNREGULATED SAND MINING

KENYA’S SAND CARTELS: ECOSYSTEMS, LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS LOST

On 3 May ENACT Africa published a report which says that weak legislation, ineffective controls and an insatiable demand all contribute to illegal and unregulated sand mining.  Kenya faces a scourge of illegal and unregulated sand mining, a crime which is leaving irreversible scars on ecosystems, lives and livelihoods.

https://enact-africa.s3.amazonaws.com/site/uploads/2022-035-03-sand-research-paper-26.pdf

EXTRACTING AND TRAFFICKING MOROCCO’S COASTAL SAND

On 12 May, ENACT Africa published a report saying that, without adequate responses, Morocco’s beaches are at risk of being permanently disfigured.  The lack of sanction for illegally mined sand in Morocco underlines a political and socio-economic system that facilitates endemic corruption and the degradation of the environment that puts vulnerable coastal ecosystems at risk. 

https://enact-africa.s3.amazonaws.com/site/uploads/2022-05-18-sand-extraction-in-morocco.pdf

Any modest contributions for my time and ongoing expenses are welcomed!  I have a page where you can do so, and where one-off contributions start as low as $3, at

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

NOTE THAT THE ABOVE LINK IS NOW CORRECTED AND WORKS!

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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