Campaigns

There are different ways for you to help our cause: by becoming one of our members, by providing your expertise or by taking direct action on the ground. This combination is the strength of our community. Most importantly, we need stories. If you know of any degradation of a coastline or any marine environment that needs help, please report it to us so that we can analyse it and consider taking action.

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08/11/21 - In progress

Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

Surfrider rejoint une action en justice contre le pollueur Tata Steel, qui pollu...

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30/03/21 - In progress

San Sebastian, Spain

The company Wavegarden and the City Council of Donostia San Sebastian are planni...

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18/11/20 - Won

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

North of the town of Saint Jean de Luz on the Basque coast, the town hall is pre...

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18/11/20 - In progress

Tarragona, Spain

The community of La Pineda beach in Tarragona experienced a massive spill of pla...

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06/08/20 - In progress

Martigues, France

Following a ferric chloride solution leak from the Kem One site at Lavéra in Ma...

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14/03/19 - In progress

Brest, France

On March 14th the Italian container ship, Grande America, caught fire and sank...

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01/02/19 - In progress

Northern Region, Portugal

 Surfrider is taking action to fight for clean water: extremely poor water qual...

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17/01/19 - Won

Cantabrian sea, Spain

Free the Bay of Biscay from oil drilling in 2019! Surfrider Foundation Europe,...

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23/12/18 - Lost

Morbihan, France

Ship had left the port of Lorient to anchor near the island of Groix during stor...

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19/12/18 - In progress

Knokke-Heist, Belgium

For the Marine Spatial Plan of 2020-2026, the Federal Government of Belgium appr...

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13/12/18 - In progress

Cayenne, French Guiana

 The amazon's coral reef and marine ecosystems of the central Guyanese waters a...

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23/10/18 - In progress

Cape Corsica, France

The Tunisian ro-ro ship ULYSSE, of the Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation (CNT) ...

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08/08/18 - Won

Balearic Sea, Spain

Surfrider supports Allianza Mar Blava in their actions toward the creation of a ...

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28/03/18 - In progress

Marseille, France

The cruise liner “Azura” calls at around 8 am in the port of Marseille. Thre...

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18/01/18 - Won

Rouen, France

The crew deballasted 4,753.7m3 of water from the Dakar in the port of Rouen. It ...

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02/03/17 - In progress

Porto, Portugal

 Help to preserve the marine environment around the biggest port in Portugal: a...

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10/11/16 - In progress

Le Havre, France

The landfill of Dollemard is slowly releasing its 13 000 truckloads of waste int...

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22/08/16 - Won

Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal. Its beautiful coast studded ...

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07/06/16 - Won

Gardanne, France

Since 1894, in Gardanne (Bouches-du-Rhône) take place one of the world's first ...

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27/04/16 - Won

Schwedeneck, Allemagne

Save Schwedeneck! We say “No” to license to drill on the protected coast of ...

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23/02/16 - In progress

Penmarch, France

On 24 February 2016, a French Navy aircraft observed a trace of pollution by oil...

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13/08/15 - Won

Beaucens, France

The municipality of Aygue Rouye, along the road 9163 in the town of Beaucens, ha...

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15/01/14 - Won

Havre, France

A TURKISH SHIP (DENIZ-S) DEGASSING OFF THE HAVRE CREATING MARITIME POLLUTION BY ...

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06/11/13 - Won

Loctudy, France

At Loctudy, the piling or disposal of the sea bed extracted through the dredging...

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18/09/13 - Lost

Rouen, France

Degassing of a Danish Ship, the Maria Theresa, off the coast of Antifer, creatin...

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15/04/13 - Won

Dunkerque, France

DEGASSING OF A SHIP FLYING THE GIBRALTAR FLAG (ORALUNA) 10 NAUTICS AWAY FROM DUN...

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12/03/13 - Won

Pouillon, France

The fight surrounding 'Gaz des Salins' (gas storage in salt caverns) began in th...

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06/09/12 - Won

Biarritz, France

During the local council meeting of the 14th of September 2012, the Town Hall of...

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05/09/12 - Won

Finistère, France

Every year, 30,000 cubic meters of sand are disappearing, harvested by tractors ...

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28/08/12 - Won

Ouessant, France

DEGASSING OF A RUSSIAN SHIP, THE MIKHAIL UTUSOV, IN FRENCH TERRITORIAL WATERS, N...

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09/07/12 - Won

Biganos, France

On the 5th of July 2012, an accident occurred in the Smufit Kappa paper factory ...

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16/05/12 - Won

Bilbao, Spain

At the origin of this conflict is a seabed mining project spanning an area of 11...

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07/05/12 - Won

Mallorca, Spain

This fight came about when the Mallorcan government officially endorsed the cons...

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04/04/12 - Won

Vendée, France

During the works for the reinstatement of the Embarcadère at La Tranche-sur-Mer...

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16/03/12 - Won

Canary Islands, Spain

On the 16th of March 2012, the Spanish government gave the green light to a deep...

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24/02/12 - Won

Côtes d'Armor, France

This project consists of extracting 400,000 cubic metres of shell sand annually ...

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24/02/12 - Won

Bouches du Rhône, France

Many people were worried about a possible renewal of the oil exploration permit ...

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27/01/12 - Won

Paris, France

DEGASSING OF A MALTESE SHIP (TREFIN ADAM) BETWEEN FRESHWATER AND SARDINIA, CREAT...

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10/11/11 - Won

Molières-Cavaillac, France

Following the heavy floods of November 2011, a rainwater duct broke, and thousan...

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03/11/11 - Lost

Seine Maritime, France

Two projects are awaiting the outcome of their application for a concession to e...

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03/11/11 - Won

Mayotte, France

The project concerning the runway extension at Mayotte Airport, which has been u...

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02/11/11 - Lost

Rabo de Peixe, Portugal

The village of Rabo de Peixe wants to extend its port to develop the professiona...

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21/07/11 - Lost

County Clare, Ireland

For centuries, waves have been breaking on the limestone rocks at Crab Island an...

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05/07/11 - Won

Gruissan, France

The town council decided to withdraw all bins from the beach. By way of explanat...

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19/06/11 - Won

Hauts-de-France, France

In 2011, the ‘Local Community Urban Development Plan' (PLUC) considered the re...

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30/05/11 - Won

Vendée, France

This was a tricky fight which shows that even when we are victorious we need to ...

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06/05/11 - Won

Île d'Ouessant, France

SHIP DEGASSING FROM THE MARSHALL ISLANDS (THE KALTENE) IN FRENCH TERRITORIAL WAT...

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22/04/11 - Won

Marseille, France

Water pollution in the Mediterranean sea: the degassing of an Italian ship, the ...

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06/04/11 - Won

Landes, France

Serious pollution at the mouth of the Huchet River, in close vicinity of a natur...

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08/12/10 - Lost

Marseille, France

DEGASSING OF AN ITALIAN SHIP (FLORENCIA) POLLUTING MARINE WATER OF 27 KILOMETRES...

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16/11/10 - Won

Finistère, France

On the 16th of November 2010, a customs airplane spotted two hydrocarbon layers ...

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15/08/10 - Won

Gironde, France

In the Arcachon Basin, thousands of tons of old metal poles (‘ferrailles') are...

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05/08/10 - Lost

Bayern, Germany

In Munich, the static wave of Reichenbach on the Isar River became threatened by...

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29/07/10 - Won

Vendée, France

A dossier was twice launched concerning the risk of disappearance of the Wave of...

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26/07/10 - Won

Westland, Netherlands

To protect the coastline and the shores from erosion, the aim of the Sand Engine...

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16/07/10 - Won

Pyrénées Atlantiques, France

The Lamoulie Stream flows through a natural area that is partially protected and...

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14/06/10 - Won

Pasaia, Spain

A project for the relocation of the port of Pasaia (on the Spanish Basque Coast)...

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28/05/10 - Won

Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

First spotted in 2009, small round pieces of plastic are being washed up on beac...

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15/04/10 - Won

Var, France

In March 2010, pollution was reported on the beach of La Gorguette in Sanary-sur...

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15/02/10 - Won

Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

Located in the town of Hendaye, Txingudi Bay is a nature reserve classified as a...

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15/10/09 - Won

Marseille, France

DEGASSING OF A TUNISIAN SHIP, THE CARTHAGE, IN THE MOUTHS OF BONIFACIO, BETWEEN ...

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15/10/09 - Won

La Trinitié-Sur-Mer, France

In 1999, the Council of the Morbihan Department decided to dump sediments stemmi...

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25/05/09 - Won

Finistère, France

Maritime Pollution of 22 KM long and 200M wide by a Liberian ship, The Matterhor...

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15/05/09 - Won

Cape Sperone (Corsica), France

Illegal alignment of the coastal path at Sperone Golf Course.Public access to Ca...

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06/04/09 - Won

Marseille, France

Although the metropolitan district of Marseille promised to take an environmenta...

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24/03/09 - Lost

Malpica, Spain

In order to reload in sediments the urban beach of Malpica, the general directio...

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15/02/09 - Lost

County Mayo, Ireland

For 8 years, a part of the coast of the county Mayo in Ireland is threatened by ...

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01/02/09 - Won

Barcelona, Spain

On the beaches of Barcelona, the authorities began to carry out the work of the ...

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20/01/09 - Lost

Berria, Spain

Dunes of the beach of Berria, a Santona's Spanish district, are the object since...

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15/12/08 - Lost

Reunion Island, France

The natural site of Ti-Paris and La Pointe du Diable (Evil's rock) is an enterta...

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15/12/08 - Won

Brétignolles-sur-mer, France

 The creation and the development of a marina in the town of Brétignolles-Sur-...

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11/11/08 - Won

Gironde, France

Maritime Pollution OF 18 KM LONG AND 50M WIDE by A LIBERIAN SHIP, THE VALENTIASU...

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29/09/08 - Won

Ushant, France

Maritime Pollution of 80 km long and 300 m wide by an Egyptian Ship, the Al Esra...

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22/09/08 - Lost

Landes, France

Fishes death noticed off Capbreton coast.We've been alerted by one of our sympat...

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16/09/08 - Won

Finistère, France

Accumulation of oyster shells on the Prat ar Coum shore.A Loperhet inhabitant ha...

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26/08/08 - Won

Vendée, France

 The construction of one breakwater at the foot of the Landing stage to facilit...

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28/07/08 - Won

English Channel, France

Maritime Pollution of 25 km long and 50 m wide by a Russian Ship, The Sculptor A...

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28/07/08 - Won

Seine maritime, France

July 2008: Discovery of an operational oil spill trailing 25 km long and 50 m wi...

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28/07/08 - Won

Bouches du Rhône, France

In Martigues, the construction of a public garden threatens Ferrières Beach.The...

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17/07/08 - Lost

Larmor Beach, France

The beach at Kerguélen, popular with local families, has suffered a strong unpl...

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09/07/08 - Won

Northern Holland - Forbidden surfing

The Holland Surfers Association (HSA) has launched a campaign against The Hague ...

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08/07/08 - Won

Landes, France

On Cabaniou conservation area, one notes the constant dumping of rubble, asphalt...

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03/07/08 - Lost

Porquerolles, France

Maritime Pollution OF 80 KM LONG AND 300M WIDE by ship EurikaSUMMARY OF THE SITU...

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29/05/08 - Won

Gironde, France

In 2008, the Town Hall of Andernos-les-Bains announced plans to extend their mar...

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29/05/08 - Won

Gironde, France

A project under construction of an LNG import terminal in the Gironde estuary (a...

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28/05/08 - Won

Nantes, France

The autonomous port of Nantes Saint Nazaire receives authorisation from the Pref...

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07/05/08 - Won

Seignosse, France

Due to the lack of maintenance, the dune suffers from a lack of stability, erosi...

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04/04/08 - Lost

Canche Bay, France

We are faced with the degradation of the Canche Bay Nature Reserve due to a lack...

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29/03/08 - Won

Doubs, France

 Risk of the disappearance of the static wave of Malate in Doubs following  th...

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25/03/08 - Lost

Manche, France

 The Dielette Respect Environment Association requested our help in its battle ...

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16/03/08 - Won

Saint-Nazaire, France

On the 16th of March 2008, following a leak from a rusty pipeline at the Donges-...

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06/03/08 - Won

Brest, France

 Maritime Pollution of 24 km long and 100 m wide by a Liberian Ship, the Ecuado...

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06/03/08 - Won

Finistère, France

 On the 6th of March 2008, a French customs airplane on a surveillance mission ...

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15/02/08 - Won

Pietrosella (Corsica), France

 Our Corsican chapter alerted us of a plan carried out by the District to expan...

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13/02/08 - Won

Höganäs, Sweden

In February 2008, the marina pier extension in the town of Höganäs, Sweden, re...

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03/02/08 - Won

Paris, France

DEGASSING OF A PANAMANIAN SHIP (BUKET) 7 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE ISLANDS OF THE ...

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24/01/08 - Won

Ilbarritz, France

There are strong suspicions that the maintenance personnel of Ilbarritz Golf Cou...

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04/10/07 - Won

Plentzia, Spain

The dredging project of the harbor of Plentzia (Bay of Biscay, Spain) put in jeo...

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14/08/07 - Lost

Clipon Beach, France

 In 2007, the governing body of the Dunkirk Autonomous Port accepted the applic...

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01/07/07 - Won

Bastia (Corsica), France

 The battle emerged as a reaction to a project aiming to extend the port of Bas...

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25/03/07 - Won

Morbihan, France

 3rd May 2005, a ministerial decree, officially published on the 27th May 2005,...

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05/03/07 - Won

Finistère, France

Maritime Pollution OF 37 km long and 50 m wide by a Lithuanian Ship, the Vytauta...

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01/12/06 - Won

Seine-Maritime, France

 In 2006, the Autonomous Port of Le Havre decided to extend the Antifer oil por...

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15/07/06 - Won

Pas-de-Calais, France

Objection to a project to install 22,500 mussel pilings on Sangatte Beach (affec...

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19/06/06 - Won

Sartène (Corsica), France

Within the framework of the Corsican Sustainable Urban Development Development P...

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19/06/06 - Won

South Corsica, France

Within the framework of the Corsican Sustainable Urban Development Development P...

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19/06/06 - Won

Porto Vecchio (Corsica), France

Within the framework of the Corsican Sustainable Urban Development Development P...

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19/06/06 - Won

Corsica, France

Within the framework of PADDUC (Sustainable Development and City Land Settlement...

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19/06/06 - Won

Olmeto (Corsica), France

Within the framework of the Corsican Sustainable Urban Development Development P...

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19/06/06 - Won

Borgo (Corsica), France

Within the framework of the Corsican Sustainable Urban Development Development P...

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19/06/06 - Won

Bonifacio (Corsica), France

Several coastal development projects were launched on the back of the Sustainabl...

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19/06/06 - Won

Aléria (Corsica), France

The interpretations by some towns of the Sustainable Urban Development Plan for ...

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01/07/98 - Won

Mimizan, France

There are strong suspicions that the paper mill in Mimizan discharges polluting ...

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