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Unformatted text preview: Bolivia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America. Bolivia is a party to Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection. Bolivia is clearing land for two reasons: 1) the international demand for tropical timber and 2) to increase arable land for agricultural use. Deforestation is an issue in Bolivia, but it is Bolivia's issue, not tree-hugging pseudo environmentalists that think the world is theirs. Bolivia is a major player in the cocaine industry because of the demand in the United States and elsewhere. The demand for tropical timber by other countries is the primary reason for deforestation also....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course PHI 251 taught by Professor Jessieh.l.goldstein during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11