Erosion Alert at Colombian Beaches
By: Giovanni Clavijo Figueroa, Unimedios
Over the last year, Bocagrande, in Cartagena, has lost 50 meters of its coastline due to problems stemming from erosion and rising tides (mares de leva). Palmeras, in the Gorgona National Natural Park, is going through a similar situation. The infrastructure, tourism and a unique species of turtle found only there are seriously threatened. Experts point to the need to take action in the affected zones and to recover the coasts.