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Trinidad & Tobago: Ministry: Over half of T&T’s land resources degraded

The Ministry of Planning and Development said over 50 per cent of Trinidad and Tobago’s land resources are degraded, statistics described as ‘alarming’, and which pose ‘an imminent and significant threat for Trinidad and Tobago’.

In a statement, the Ministry said 58.3 per cent of the country’s land resources are degraded, based on data from the European Space Agency through the UNCCD Secretariat. 

The Ministry said the assessment is based on three main metrics being used to measure land quality which are vegetative cover, productivity and organic carbon content.

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