Tackling environmental management problems on Pacific atolls

Colin Hunt (1996) Tackling environmental management problems on Pacific atolls. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 11 2: 58-69.

Author Colin Hunt
Title Tackling environmental management problems on Pacific atolls
Journal name Pacific Economic Bulletin
ISSN 0817-8038
Publication date 1996-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 58
End page 69
Total pages 12
Place of publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher Asia Pacific Press
Language eng
Abstract Increasing population density on the main islands of both Tuvalu and Kiribati is generating waste loadings that exceed the assimilative capacity of the natural systems. The resulting pollution is lowering the quality of life and causing ill health. The renewable resources of the atolls are being degraded and their ability to provide a continuous stream of future benefits is in jeopardy. Development proposals pose additional environmental threats. This article (based on fieldwork conducted in Kiribati and Tuvalu in September 1995) examines the management of natural resources on these two Pacific atolls, and some of the institutional and financial implications of addressing the consequential development imperatives.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
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