Mali - Environment





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The major environmental problem in Mali is the increasing desertification of the country. Soil erosion, deforestation, and loss of pastureland pose additional problems for the environment. Mali also has an inadequate water supply: only 74% of city dwellers and 61% of people living in rural areas have access to pure water. The country has 60 cu km of renewable water resources, of which 97% is used for farming and 1% is used for industrial purposes. Mali's cities produce about 0.4 million tons of solid waste.

The nation's wildlife is threatened by drought, poaching, and the destruction of the environment. Mali has a national park and four animal reserves that cover a total of 808,600 ha (1,998,100 acres), as well as six forest reserves covering 229,400 ha (566,900 acres). In addition, the Sahel has an elephant reserve of 1,200,000 ha (2,965,000 acres) and a giraffe reserve of 1,750,000 ha (4,324,000 acres). However, the authorities lack the means to prevent poaching of protected animals or cutting down of trees for firewood. In 2001, 13 of Mali's mammal species and 6bird species were endangered. There were also 5 species of plants threatened with extinction. Threatened species include the addax, cheetah, and barbary sheep. The Sahara oryx has become extinct in the wild.

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Caro
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Apr 24, 2008 @ 8:20 pm
Thanks, I have to do a report on Mali and it's environmental issues. :D.
Jenny
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May 11, 2008 @ 9:09 am
Good stuff. I have to do a project on Mali. Works out great =)
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May 24, 2008 @ 1:13 pm
Thanks for having great information about Mali! I have to do a report on it for school, and I'm sure this will help me quite a lot! Thanks again :]
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May 28, 2008 @ 10:10 am
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Jan 17, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
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Alex
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Oct 8, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
This is really usufull I need to do an project about Mali and Canada and it is hard!! Thanks
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Mar 20, 2010 @ 10:10 am
Thanks. Good info. Geography project for school on Mali! This will help me by miles. :)
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Mar 23, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
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May 13, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
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May 25, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
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Nov 21, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
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Mar 31, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
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Apr 25, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
This is awesome! I have a paper on Mali and this website has everything I need. I needed to find 3 issues in Mali and this website is working out great!
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May 3, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
sweet i have a international fair project and this site has every thing i need in the enviralmentl area
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Oct 18, 2011 @ 8:08 am
Thanks for the help!!! great info!! this is gonna help me on my project on mali (it has to do with poaching)


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Diana
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Nov 22, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
This is so helpful! I have to do a report for school on Mali and this information is gonna help me a lot . . . Thanks!
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Nov 7, 2012 @ 7:07 am
thanks this was very helpful i had to do reseach on mali tis helped alot !!!
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Dec 6, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
Thanks!I am doing a research on issues of Mali. And it really helped me
Bo
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Dec 15, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
Ehh. It's not alot but it will do... Thank you...I guess.
Brick
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Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:08 am
Yeah this was great the enviromental issues need some support if only we could fix all natural hazards and loss of water, deforestation, drought all of these things can have a very bad effect
Braeden
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May 8, 2013 @ 1:13 pm
Thanks a ton! This was a great article and it gave me a lot of information. I'm doing a geography project on desertifiction and deforestation in Mali, and this will definitely help!
HENDO
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Sep 2, 2013 @ 5:05 am
Great thanks for the info, doing a project on Mali and finding it hard to find anything about the environment
Jackson
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Nov 15, 2013 @ 6:06 am
I love this site it really helped me on my project on Mali and other countries in Mali.
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Jan 16, 2014 @ 11:11 am
Thinks so much the Mali info helps me so much On the essay
Emily
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Feb 6, 2014 @ 4:04 am
that's so sad but thanks for the info
good luck Mali ;)
Bethany
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Mar 19, 2014 @ 3:15 pm
Thank you! There is some really useful information to support my geography work on the effects of international organisations widening the development gap in Mali through trade.
Hunter
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Mar 30, 2014 @ 8:20 pm
thanks a lot really helped me :) some good info here folks

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