Coastlines Under Threat, 1996


Coastlines Under Threat, 1996


This map shows the coastlines most in danger of erosion and pollution, and most in need of biodiversity protection.

The coastlines in Europe, Asia and Africa are under most threat.

The bars placed on each region compare the significant and moderate threats that their coastlines face.


United Nations Environment Programme / GRID-Arendal[1]

Cartographer/Designer: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

Primary Source:

  • D. Bryant, E. Rodenburg, T. Cox and D. Nielsen, Coastlines at Risk: an Index of Potential Development-Related Threats to Coastal Ecosystems
  • World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington DC, 1996.


© 2006 UNEP / GRID-Arendal


Used with permission.

For use constraints, see [2].


This map is one in a series For a listing with flyovers, see Series:UNEP / GRID-Arendal.