Libya - Environment





A major environmental concern is the depletion of underground water as a result of overuse in agricultural developments, causing salinity and sea-water penetration into the coastal aquifers. The Great Manmade River Project, currently under development to transport water from large aquifers under the Sahara Desert to coastal cities, is the world's most extensive water supply project. Another significant environmental problem in Libya is water pollution. The combined impact of sewage, oil byproducts, and industrial waste threatens the nation's coast and the Mediterranean Sea generally. Libya has 0.8 cu km of renewable water resources with 87% used in farming activity and 4% for industrial purposes. Only about 68% of the people living in rural areas have pure drinking water. The nation's cities produce about0.6 million tons of solid waste per year. The desertification of existing fertile areas is being combated by the planting of trees as windbreaks. As of 2001, 11 of Libya's mammal species and 2 of its bird species were endangered. About 41 of its plant species were also endangered. Endangered species in Libya include the Mediterranean monk seal, the leopard, and the slender-horned gazelle. The Bubal hartebeest and Sahara oryx are extinct.

User Contributions:

Becca
Report this comment as inappropriate
Mar 28, 2008 @ 8:08 am
I really appreciate all the information you have posted. thank
Report this comment as inappropriate
Nov 3, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
Can you put your sources? I am interested in learning more about this topic.
Report this comment as inappropriate
Dec 14, 2010 @ 8:08 am
Thank you, very intersting topic,do you have any data concerning analysis of great manmade river? could you give examples about the polluted regions? can you put your sources?
Report this comment as inappropriate
Feb 3, 2011 @ 1:01 am
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your hard work. Could you please state all the environmental problems in Libya especially caused by oil companies.Thanx again
Jamie
Report this comment as inappropriate
Feb 23, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
Yay! This helped alot! Can you put in some info about political and health related problems too? Thanks!
Report this comment as inappropriate
May 16, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
this helped alot can you put some environmental reasons why would people want to come to libya thx
Report this comment as inappropriate
Aug 14, 2011 @ 5:05 am
THANKS it helped lot for my project keep on writing and may u could be a writer in future gen
Report this comment as inappropriate
Sep 28, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
Thanks for useful info. Did you have any research topics about Libya Oil Marine Pollution.
Anna
Report this comment as inappropriate
Oct 11, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
Thank you very much this helped me alot with a project for school!!
ibrahim
Report this comment as inappropriate
Jul 13, 2012 @ 11:11 am
THANK you for such report ,, is their a solution for the drinking water
Shane
Report this comment as inappropriate
Oct 29, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
This gave me all of the information I needed to help me on my school assignment

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA


Libya forum