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Protect Our Dunes Campaign

Protect Our Dunes Campaign

The ProtectOurDunes campaign started in 2021 as part of the inaugural World Sand Dune Day, with the aim of raising awareness around the value of sand dunes, how dunes are formed and the potential damage that can be caused to dunes from human activity.

Building on last year, the aim of the 2022 campaign is to raise awareness of the value of sand dune systems and the impacts of recreational activities to these valuable ecosystems.  

The campaign recognises that the increased tourism and recreational use of our beaches is welcomed but needs to be managed in a way that respects and protects these natural assets. 
We are asking the public to help protect the dunes by enjoying the beach responsibly and avoiding activities that can damage our sand dunes, including trampling on the dunes, sliding down the dune face, wild camping and campfires, sports training and roaming dogs. 

We can protect them by staying off the dunes, keeping to designated pathways and camping areas, following the direction of local signage and watching wildlife from a distance.

The campaign will be visible our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media platforms including CARO and local authority social media from 25th June and will continue over the summer months. 

We would appreciate if people could like, share, tag us and the hashtag: #ProtectOurDunes.