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Environmental Issues of South Asia

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  1. Environmental Issues of South Asia Ch. 25.2

  2. 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 Park in India Elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka

  3. Environmental Problems Ganges R. • 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 Portion of dam on Narmada R.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Environmental Flow Charts • You will create different cause & effect flow charts over at least 4 issues in Ch 25.2 • Must have at least 3 connections (bareminimum) • Example of format: CAUSE EFFECT