Environmental crimes up 15.6% in 2019

Cement gobbling up dunes, water breaches, illegal fishing

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 30 - Environmental crimes rose 15.6% in 2019 over 2018, according to the latest Mare Monstrum report from environmentalist group Legambiente out Tuesday.
    The main crimes were illegal construction on coastlines with cement gobbling up kilometres of sand dunes, as well as water purification infringements and uncontrolled illegal fishing, the report said.
    Crimes against the marine ecosystem amounted to 23,623 last year, Legambiente said. (ANSA).
   

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