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Adapted from a map by EEA, Coastal Erosion Patterns in Europe, 2004; Blue Plan, A Sustainable Future for the Mediterranean, 2005
Uploaded on Tuesday 19 Nov 2013
Coastal erosion (EU) and fragile ecosystems in the Mediterranean
Among the many impacts erosion has on coastal ecosystems
are the destruction of soil surface layers, leading to groundwater pollution and to reduction of water resources; degradation of dunes, leading to desertification; reduction of biological diversity; adverse effects on beach dynamics; reduction of sedimentary resources; and disappearance of the sandy littoral lanes that protect agricultural land from the intrusion of seawater, resulting in soil and groundwater salinisation (EEA and UNEP 2006).