Philippines

Philippines - Philippin es I ts everywhere you want to be...

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Unformatted text preview: Philippin es I ts everywhere you want to be General I nformation Presidential form of government 73 provinces and 61 chartered cities Civil law system heavily influenced by Spanish and Anglo-American law Diplomatic relations with virtually all countries of world Geography The Philippines consists of 7,107 islands with a total land area of approximately 300,000 square kilometers Population: 91,077,287 Wildlife South East Asia contains some of the world's most endangered species, many of which located in the Philippines. Some of these are dying out because of destruction of their habitat. Environmental Effects Heavy traffic pollution Between 1990 and 2005 the Philippines lost a third of its forest cover due to widespread logging Rapid conversion of forestlands and grasslands to urban use is depleting natural resources 90 percent of sewage is not treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner The Philippines was one of the first...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ENV 1301 taught by Professor Larrylehr during the Fall '07 term at Baylor.

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