The sand pontoons have left...
The sand pontoons have left...

17th April 2013.

Making More Money
Making More Money

28th April 2013. One scoop of sand, will make about 50 surinamese dollars.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

28th April 2013

Yellow Pole...
Yellow Pole...

19th May 2013. A fallen concession marker.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

24th May 2014.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

10th November 2013.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

22nd June 2014. During a morning stroll on the beach it's not unusual to encounter multiple sand mining pontoons...

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

22nd June 2014.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

10th March 2013.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

24th May 2013.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

24th May 2013.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

12th January 2014.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

22nd June 2014.

Sand Mining
Sand Mining

Sand mining

Nowadays a nice walk on the beach is often disturbed by the ugly sight and sounds of sand miners. Regularly one gets to witness the monstrosity of up to four pontoons with excavators industriously clawing away the shore. Sand mining was stopped more than a year ago by the government, but recently they gave permission to NV Sarika, Gebroeders Soebratie NV, Rock & Dirt Shippers NV en Handelmij Dharmsing NV to mine a beach that is already being eroded and has proven to be an important nesting site of two sea turtle species, of which one is endangered (green turtle)! On top of that the mining is happening right at the start of the nesting season of this endangered species...

You can find on this website links to reports as well that state how important this beach is for the coastal protection of our country.

All links related to this issue of online media are compiled here. Some are in dutch.

On Saturday, 18 February 2017, a protest at Braamspunt was organised by environmental activist Erlan Sleur of Probios: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481942671837054/

A second protest is being planned for Friday, 24 February 2017. Please join!
 
 
Protestactie op Braamspunt tegen zandafgraving
 
 
Verslag protestactie op Braamspunt door NOS journaal
 
23 February 2017 The mining continues non-stop at Braamspunt. Videos by Kishan Soekhoe.
Turle tracks with mining activity in the background. Clearly the miners are disturbing the green sea turtles visiting Braamspunt to lay their eggs.
 
16 02 2017 Conservation International niet blij met afgravingen Braamspunt

 
Nieuws Item 17 Febr 2017 Internetpetitie tegen zandafgraving Braamspunt

 
20 02 2017 Afgravingen Braamspunt blijven voortgang vinden

 
Besluit tot stopzetten schelpzandafgravingen opgeschort
  
Schelpafgravingen weer toegestaan
 
 
 
Roep om direct te stoppen met zandafgraving te Braamspunt
http://www.starnieuws.com/index.php/welcome/index/nieuwsitem/39913
 
Bekijk via de link hieronder de youtube-video van de openbare vergadering van DNA over Braamspunt. Vanaf 1:11:00 begint het en duurt ongeveer 40 minuten.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgMa83eIt08&t=2562s

 
Minister NH handelt niet in het belang van de samenleving
http://www.starnieuws.com/index.php/welcome/index/nieuwsitem/39932
 
Studenten SMNR protesteren tegen zandafgravingen
http://www.starnieuws.com/index.php/welcome/index/nieuwsitem/39939
 
Hydroloog Naipal kraakt besluit regering om zandafgravingen te Braamspunt weer toe te staan af, 'Het besluit is ondoordacht en visieloos, de totale kraamkamerfunctie wordt vernietigd'
http://www.de-surinaamse-krant.com/2017/02/hydroloog-naipal-kraakt-besluit.html?m=1
 
Besluit regering niet op visie gebaseerd
 
 
Afgravingen Braamspunt dreigend indirect gevaar voor Paramaribo
http://unitednews.sr/news/afgravingen-braamspunt-dreigend-indirect-gevaar-voor-paramaribo/
 
 
BINI roept op tot behandeling Wet op Kustbescherming
http://m.starnieuws.com/index.php/welcome/index/nieuwsitem/39936
 
Zandafgraafvergunningen ondergraven goed bestuur
 
 
DODE ZEESCHILDPADDEN OP BRAAMSPUNT; EISEN DE ZANDAFGRAVINGEN NU AL HUN TOL?
 
De Weekkrant
The World Wildlife Fund adviseerde de regering om te stoppen met zandopgravingen te Braamspunt.
Niet alleen onze zeeschildpadden, maar ook onze kust komt hierdoor in gevaar.
Hier hoor je meer over van de directeur van het WWF:
 
Dodson wil publieke correctie van WWF
 
Aannemersvereniging: KOOP GEEN BRAAMSPUNTSCHELPEN!
 
"Braamspuntzand niet geschikt voor bouwconstructies."
 
"Wij voorkomen dichtslibben vaargeul"
 
Zeeschildpad, een van de langstlevende dieren op aarde
 
Check these satelite images of sand spit they are mining. The sand spit is the most left one, it is clear it has eroded over the past months.
 
 
 
 
A 1989 sand mining advirsory by R.M. Westerink (dutch text)
 
2002 Beschikkingen instelling Commewijne-Marowijne MUMA's (biblografie)
 
 
 

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