Cleaning up Latvia’s coastline
The Baltic is one of the most polluted seas in the world. There’s litter strewn along many of the beaches on Latvia’s Baltic coast, and waste from industry and agriculture seep into the water.
But despite the pollution problem, local environmentalist Uldis Mors is determined to remind people of the beauty of the 500 kilometer shore. The 25-year-old has organized a special group expedition along the stretch of coast as part of a campaign called “Mana jūra,” or “My Sea” in English.
He’s hoping the trek will raise awareness about the fragile ecosystem, and persuade participants the shore is worth protecting.
Listen to the report by Gederts Gelzis in Riga, Latvia:
DateWednesday 13.08.2014 | 07:41