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The Environmental Problems of Mali and Honduras. By: Reid Evanich, Ryan Dirvin, Will Kerr, Alex Rankine, and Andrew Winter. Development. The process of increasing national incomes, improving quality of life for all citizens, and increasing social status in the world. Mali.

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the environmental problems of mali and honduras

The Environmental Problems of Mali and Honduras

By: Reid Evanich,

Ryan Dirvin, Will Kerr,

Alex Rankine,

and Andrew Winter

development
Development
  • The process of increasing national incomes, improving quality of life for all citizens, and increasing social status in the world.
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Mali
  • Capital-Bamako
  • Population-12,666,987
  • Located Western Africa, southwest of Algeria
history of mali
History of Mali
  • Became independent from France in 1960
  • Dictatorship brought down 1991 by military coup. Ran by Amadou Toure
  • Elections-free/fair

President Amadou Toumani Touré

basic environmental issues
Basic Environmental Issues
  • Desertification, soil erosion, deforestation, loss of pastureland, poor water quality.
  • Wildlife threatened by drought, poaching, and destruction of wildlife.
deforestation
Deforestation
  • Government lacks means to prevent cutting down trees for fire wood.
  • 10.3% of Mali is forest
poaching
Poaching
  • Authorities lack means to control poaching of prevented animals.
  • Endangerd/extinct animals--cheetah, addax, elephant, Barbary sheep, and Sahara oryx
waste
Waste
  • Mali's cities produce about 0.4 million tons of solid waste.
  • Poor water quality
  • Majority of household-no running water.
honduras
Honduras
  • The capital is Tegucigalpa
  • Population=7,792,854
  • Located on the Caribbean Sea between Guatemala and Nicaragua
history of honduras
History of Honduras
  • Became independent in 1821 from Spain.
  • Freely elected government in 1982.
  • Hurricane Mitch-1998, killed 5,600, left $2,000,000,000 in damage.

President ManuelZelaya

basic issues in the environment
Basic Issues in the Environment
  • Soil erosion, loss of fertility in soil (because of slash+burn cultivation), rapid depletion of forests, and waste has hurt Honduras.
deforestation1
Deforestation
  • 1990-1995, rate of deforestation =2.34%
  • About 200,000 acres of forest are cut down each year because of peasants searching for land/money.
deforestation2
Deforestation
  • Illegal logging
  • 85% of timber production is illegal
  • Timber trade feeds corruption in government and other areas
waste1
Waste
  • Cities produce 500,000 tons of waste a year.
  • Air pollution results from lack of pollution control for industries and cars
compare
Compare
  • Both have problems with waste, deforestation, desertification, and soil erosion
  • Also have problems with poaching of endangered/protected animals
contrast
Contrast
  • Mali = landlocked—Honduras = coast
    • Mali relies more on resources in its own country
  • Honduras suffers from floods due to hurricanes
how environment effects development
How Environment Effects Development
  • Honduras—desertification and hurricanes cause destruction to crops/towns
    • This leads to poverty
    • Leads to deforestation, poaching, etc.
how environment effects development1
How Environment Effects Development
  • Mali—drought, desertification, and soil erosion
    • Issues lead to poverty
    • Leads to deforestation, poaching, and poor crop quality = no food
the future
The Future
  • Honduras—forests will be nearly gone
    • More polluted
    • Majority poor
  • Mali—nearly desert
    • Decrease in water quality-pollution
    • Majority poor
works cited
Works Cited

Butler, Rhett A. Mongabay.com. 2006. 2 June 2009.

<http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20honduras.htm>

Encyclopedia of the Nations. 2009. Advameg, Inc. 2 June 2009.

<http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Honduras- ENVIRONMENT.html>

Canadian International Development Agency. 2007. 2 June 2009.

<http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/acdicida.nsf/En/EMA- 218131146-PHE>

Country Studies. 2009. 2 June 2009. <http://countrystudies.us/>