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Title: Study of Goa and its environment from space: A report on coastal sand dune ecosystems of Goa: Siginficance, uses and anthropogenic impacts
Authors: Mascarenhas, A.
Citation: Technical Report, 43pp.
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
Abstract: Until the 1970's, the coastal zone of Goa was largely pristine. However, the advent of tourism and the resultant construction boom along the coastline have induced large scale changes in the geological and ecological set up of the coast. It is observed that the sand dune ecosystems of Goa which are over 6000 years old have borne the maximum brunt of this "development". The present report is the first comprehensive document which addresses human interference on coastal sand dune complexes. This work forms a part of the project "Study of Goa and its environment from space". The results have clearly brought out that anthropogenic activities such as constructions in sandy areas, beach resorts, coastal roads and sand mining are the major factors which have led to the desecration and consequent elimination of sand dunes. The report discusses the present state of coastal dune belts and suggests measures for their restoration and management. It is hoped that the report will prove useful for microplanning of coastal development.
Document type: Technical Report
URI: http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/498
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