Vanuatu - Environment



Vanuatu's population growth has caused concern for the environment in several areas. Water pollution in urban areas is a problem due to inadequate sanitation systems. A majority of the country's population does not have access to a reliable supply of safe drinking water. The nation's logging industry threatens the forests and contributes to the problem of soil erosion. Forests currently cover 75% of the land area. The reefs on Vanuatu's coasts, which are the home of the country's marine life, are threatened by inappropriate fishing methods and siltation. In 1987, the government formed the National Advisory Committee on the Environment (NACE) to address the nation's developing environmental concerns. The estuarine crocodile, hawksbill turtle, Fiji banded iguana, and insular flying fox are threatened species.

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May 22, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
my name is shem am 19 years old male i have research which is base on water pollution in vanuatu,so happy to do this using internet as it is more easier way to find,so can you provide me with some idea...
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nicola wells
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Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
my name is nicola wells,am 20 years old female which i have research on watter pollution in vanuatu.I just want to ask one guestion about water pollution:The guestion is,How can water pollution in vanuatu can be managed carefully?
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Shane
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May 26, 2014 @ 7:07 am
The first thing that comes to mind with such environmental issues is to enact laws, with serious fines against such practises. However this is often impractical especially in trying to enforce such a law. Ignorance and apathy are probably the main causes of water pollution, so you might want to think about how to address those problems. Another point to consider in Vanuatu is there is no way to dispose some of the waste that we have accumulated over the years, for instance e-waste.
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Bishworaj Khadka
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 12:00 am
I want to know more about water resources and existing problems in Vanuatu for my projects. Can you please help me to drop your won idea to help me sort out this things along with problems and solutions.
Thank you

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