Influencer from Dubai fined £1,500 for trespassing on forbidden pink seashore in Sardinia | EUROtoday

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A social media influencer from Dubai has been fined over £1,500 (€1,800) for trespassing on a forbidden Italian seashore with pink-tinged sand, after the native authorities noticed her Instagram posts in regards to the transgression.

The incident got here to gentle after the influencer shared photographs and movies of her roaming on the banned seashore off Sardinia, on the tiny island of Budelli.

The Italian coastguard protects the Spiaggia Rosa seashore, whose color derives from its delicate ecosystem, and fines for trespassing on the seashore have been lately raised larger, now starting from €500 (£428) as much as €3,500 (£2,993).

Large signal boards inform guests that the seashore is off-limits however the Dubai-based influencer allegedly ignored them, reported the Italian press.

The influencer, who goes by the social media title of @Rogeriaguiadubai, is of Brazilian origin and is reportedly residing in Dubai. Her Instagram account has greater than 35,800 followers. The social media submit from her account confirmed her footprints within the sand of the favored seashore because the audio of Édith Piaf’s La vie en rose performed. She can also be seen arriving on the seashore utilizing a rubber dinghy.

Despite breaking the principles she additionally added a location to her social media submit, which learn “Spiaggia Rosa – Budelli”.

According to native studies, the movies of the incident upset locals and a grievance was lodged with the coastguard of La Maddalena archipelago who have been in a position to monitor the influencer down.

The account was made non-public on Saturday.

Spiaggia Rosa is taken into account one of the crucial lovely seashores on the earth. The sand will get its shiny hue from the shells of micro-organisms that dwell within the shallows, that are crushed by currents and combined with the sand.

People are forbidden from stepping foot on the seashore, although the coast could be seen from the ocean whereas on boat journeys. While the ban was first launched greater than 30 years in the past, it was enforced final yr with better rigour because of fears the seashore may very well be ruined.

“The beach is again in danger as people arrive by boat, clamber up the beach, then post photos,” Fabrizio Fonnesu, director of the Maddalena archipelago nationwide park, had mentioned final yr.

A set of upper fines can also be in place for individuals who take sand from the seashores. In 2021, a pair have been fined £855 (€1,000) for filling a plastic bottle with sand – a violation which now carries a £2,960 (€3,500) penalty.