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State of the Environment Report 1998

The 1998 State of the Environment Report was commissioned by the Environment Protection Department within the Ministry for Environment, and published in August 1999. The report seeks to serve as a tool for environmental management. It sought to translate a scientific assessment and evaluation of the current state of the environment into a format which could be intelligently used by policy and decision-makers. The report also included a non-technical summary addressed to the general public, with a view to increasing awareness and understanding of environmental issues. The 1998 report included chapters on the following topics: population and tourism; land use; the land and non-renewable resources; wildlife; fisheries and agriculture; the coast; freshwater; wastes;  energy; air quality; and, environmental policy and education.

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