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...
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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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.
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
Ruth Iasul
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Apr 11, 2019 @ 1:01 am
Hi my name Is Ruth as I already mention,im 21 yrs.' old, well im a geography student, and my favourite topic in geography is Enviroment.almost every assignment that I attend to do ,I always mention that working together is the best solution within our environment. for example in order for our beautiful Vanuatu have a good environment ,government leaders should work together with leaders of our six[6] provinces from north to south. We need to also control our population structure, our population is too high that leads to land dispute, not enough food and also lack of resources.
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Apr 20, 2019 @ 11:23 pm
Hello, I have one question to ask. What are some problems which are visible to all natives in Vanuatu in relation to the Logging of Trees? Are there any major problems which are affecting Vanuatu nowadyas due to the Logging of Trees?
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May 3, 2019 @ 7:07 am
Just wanna ask. Is vanuatu's governance recognized in the global arena? 😅
Juan Kerr
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Oct 20, 2019 @ 6:18 pm
Im just wondering if there are any good fast food places in Vanuatu? ;)
Victoria Smith
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Dec 30, 2019 @ 5:17 pm
Hello my name is Victoria Smith, I am a 16 year old girl and I have researched so much information on this island. The amount of enviromental issues is ridicolous and I think the area these people live in is not safe. As a 16 year old girl doing a school project on this island I hope to find more info on this island.

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