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Only 15% of the world’s coastlines remain in their natural state

Human degradation ... almost three-quarters of the world’s population live near the sea. Image: UNSPLASH/Ian Schneider

Douglas Broom

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Greenland is one of only a few regions with largely undamaged coastlines. Image: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Intact coastal regions around the world are in decline. Image: Conservation Biology/University of Queensland
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