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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