Brunei Darussalam - Environment



The nation has an extensive oil industry with reserves that are estimated to last 20 years. The forests, which account for 79% of Brunei's land area, are strictly protected by the government. Endangered species in 2001 included the black-faced spoonbill, Sumatran rhinoceros, the Siamese crocodile, and the painted batagur. Brunei is a party to international agreements on ozone layer protection, endangered species, whaling, and ship pollution and has signed but not ratified the Law of the Sea.

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