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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Vietnam warned about environment

A report released yesterday has warned that Viet Nam’s biodiversity and water resources are under severe threat, according to Vietnam Net. The National Committee on Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation report puts Viet Nam near the top of the list of countries where there is a “rapid degradation of their biodiversity.” As an example of this destruction, the report estimates that within the next 50 years, roughly 75 percent of mangrove tree population will have been wiped out.

Pollution and exhaustion – problems exacerbated by a lack of knowledge among the populace about environmental protection procedures and the dumping of untreated waste – have brought the water resources in Vietnam to dangerously low levels, the report says.
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