International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Consequences for the Natural Heritage and Cultural Significance of the Current atterns of Development in the Coastal Regions of the Mediterranean Sea
José Antonio Sotelo Navalpotro, Fernando García Quiroga, María Sotelo Pérez, Ignacio Sotelo Pérez

In the recent decades the human activities on the Mediterranean coast have caused a degradation of marine ecosystems and terrestrial ecosystems nearby and have accelerated this process. This is mainly due to the expansion of urban areas, coupled with other problems such as erosion, eutrophication, maritime transport and the exploitation of the fishery resources. This article presents an analysis of the current situation and proposes suggestions of what should be prioritized by the environmental programs in order to prevent the loss of the natural capital.

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