Environment of Trinidad and Tobago

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The environment of Trinidad and Tobago reflects the interaction between its biotic diversity, high population density, and industrialised economy.

Environment of Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Biota[edit]

The flora of Trinidad and Tobago is believed to include about 2,500 species of vascular plants.[1] There are about 50 species of freshwater fish (plus 30 marine species which are occasionally found in freshwater)[2] 400–500 marine fish species,[3] 30 amphibian species, about 90 reptiles,[2] 469 species of birds, and 98 mammal species.

Geography[edit]

Land[edit]

Water[edit]

Climate change[edit]

Energy[edit]

Pollution control[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

Waste management[edit]

Environmental policy and law[edit]

Treaties and international agreements

Trinidad and Tobago is a signatory to a number of treaties and international agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Environmental organisations[edit]

Environmental issues[edit]

Environmental issues are water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, and raw sewage; oil pollution of beaches; deforestation; soil erosion.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van den Eynden, Veerle; Michael P. Oatham; Winston Johnson (2008). "How free access internet resources benefit biodiversity and conservation research: Trinidad and Tobago's endemic plants and their conservation status". Oryx. 42 (3): 400–07. doi:10.1017/S0030605308007321. 
  2. ^ a b Kenny, Julian (2008). The Biological Diversity of Trinidad and Tobago: A Naturalist's Notes. Port of Spain: Prospect Press. ISBN 976-95082-3-3. 
  3. ^ Trinidad and Tobago Biodiversity Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Biodiversity Clearing House
  4. ^ CIA World Fact Book

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