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Martinique (France)     [139]
(Overseas Department of France)
LAND AREA: 1079 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 8
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 384000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 356 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 23%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 78.7 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.946
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $3650
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 38,000 ha, 35.8% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 38,000 ha
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Direction de la Protection de la Nature (parks, reserves, hunting) Delegation Regionale a l'Architecture et a l'Environnement Office Nationale des Forets Institut Scientifique et Technique des Peches Maritimes Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
Establishment of National Parks, Law 60.708 of 22 July 1960 Conservation, including reserves, Law of July 1976 Arrete Prefectorial No. 70/3 of 5 January 1970 on lobster fishing Prefectorial decree of 19 March 1983 regulates fishing and turtle trade
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Union Regionale des Associations de Protection de l'Environnement a la Martinique (URAPEM), including: Societe pour l'Etude de la Protection et l'Amenagement de la Nature en Martinique (SEPANMAR) Societe des Amis du Parc Alliance Nature et Developpement Association pour Nature et Environnemnt (APNE) University of the French Antilles and French Guiana
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Last updated 11/02/98


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