Presentation on theme: "Environmental Issues of South Asia Ch. 25.2. Environmental Problems Wildlife –Losing land to deforestation and irrigation; over hunting (tourists & farmers…why?)"— Presentation transcript:
Environmental Problems Wildlife –Losing land to deforestation and irrigation; over hunting (tourists & farmers…why?) –Reserves are being created, stricter laws, and financial incentives for cooperation Elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka Park in India
Environmental Problems Water –80% of Indians have NO access to clean water Worse in Pak. & Bang.! –Some battle flooding while others face droughts need for dams Problems with dams? Narmada River debate Ganges R. Portion of dam on Narmada R.
Environmental Problems Forests –Name 5 causes of deforestation in S. Asia… –Name 4 effects of deforestation in S. Asia… –Chipko movement (70s): Teaches impt. of trees Provides seedlings for reforestation Pushes govn’t action
Environmental Problems Silt Erosion –Coastal areas/deltas face severe flooding displace 2 billion tons of silt each year –People constantly moving homes –Using satellite imaging to find solution
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