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[Middle East Bulletin] environmental problems in yemen

by | 24-11-2014 21:24 Comments 1 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



environmental problems have in yemen long been scarcity of water, soil erosion, and desertification. Water pollution is a problem due to contaminates from the oil industry, untreated sewage, and salinization The nation has 4.1 cubic kilometers of renewable water resources with 92% used for farming activity and 1% for industrial purposes.

Natural forests in mountainous areas have been destroyed by agricultural clearing and livestock overgrazing. The National Environmental Council, established in 1976, disseminates information on conservation. In response to the nation's environmental needs, the government of Yemen has created laws governing the use of the country's water supply. Law Number 42 (1991) protects water and marine life.

As of 2001, 5 mammal species and 13 bird species are listed as threatened. Endangered species include the northern bald ibis, the South Arabian leopard, slender-billed curlew, and two species of turtle (green sea and hawksbill). Queen of Sheba's gazelle and the Sa'udi Gazelle have become extinct in the wild.

In fact, environmental problems in Yemen are very different from the environmental problems in the Middle East because of the ignorance in Yemen and a lack of awareness, according to Statistics we are facing a difficult slope and we have to we the youth to devote our energies to raising awareness for these things to maintain a better environment for future generations

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    good

    Posted 27-11-2014 01:20

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