Friday May 25, 2018

Coastal Zone Problems

Coastal areas throughout the world are under stress. There are five anthropogenic factors causing marine environmental degradation and depletion of coastal

resources: population growth, pollution, habitat degradation, multiple resource use conflicts, and over-exploitation of resources (Norse, 1993).

Coastal zones around the world suffer from common problems with various degrees of severity:

            1. Over-population

2. Pollution

3. Reduction of biodiversity

4. Conflicts among governmental and non-governmental stake-holders

 5. Natural hazards