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Environment of Trinidad and Tobago

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Environment of Trinidad and Tobago

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

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Biota/Fauna

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

Environmental policy and law

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 issues

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

References

Environment of Trinidad and Tobago Wikipedia


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