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Denielle Barcelona ANTHRO 115A December 1, 2010 Environmental Problems in Timor-Leste Abstract: After hundreds of years of being under foreign rule, Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) finally became an independent country in 2002. Recovering from the damages of foreign occupation and colonialism, the country’s first priority is reconstruction, especially at the political level. While this is certainly an important thing for a new country to focus on, Timor-Leste should also not neglect its environmental condition. Not only should the Timorese government take the possible environmental
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Unformatted text preview: impacts of reconstruction into consideration, but it should also develop environmental policies to promote sustainable management of the country’s natural resources. Although there are several environmental problems that the Timorese people are facing, this paper will focus on deforestation, soil erosion, and general land degradation and their causes. This paper will also discuss possible steps and policies that the government should implement, drawing suggestions from the Millennium Development Goals and the United Nations....
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