The Environmental Policies Of Current Day Liberia

1965 WordsOct 10, 20148 Pages
This paper explores the environmental policies of current-day Liberia. Emphasis is placed on post-civil war rule of law, personal waste disposal and infrastructure. In order to relay a sense of environmental policies in Liberia, this paper touches on the economy of Liberia as well as the basic demographics. An attempt is also made to touch on the disparity between conservation and a third-world population concerned chiefly with survival. Title of Paper Liberia, commonly known for diseases such as Ebola and cholera and also known as home to such notorious figures as General Butt Naked, a mass murderer and cannibal, is a nation recovering from two recent civil wars on the northwest shore of Africa. The total landmass, consisting of 111,369 square kilometers; is roughly the size of the state of Virginia. In addition to having a long stretch of coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean, about 13% of the landmass is aquatic. With this in mind, the population density based on June estimates is 4,092,310, per square kilometer of usable landmass, which equates to about 43 persons per square kilometer of usable landmass. Ecologically speaking, Liberia is home to a multitude of diverse species, including around 500 unique avian species. In addition to this, the land is rich in natural resources, both in the form of timber and minerals. Notably, there are large deposits of minerals, with rich deposits of diamond ore (Agency, 2013). Demographically speaking, Liberia is home to over
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