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Environmental Management for Sustainable Economic Development in Island Developing Economies: The Maldivian Experience

Sathiendrakumar, R. (1997) Environmental Management for Sustainable Economic Development in Island Developing Economies: The Maldivian Experience. In: Roy, K.C., Blomqvist, H.C. and Hossain, I., (eds.) Development That Lasts. New Age International Ltd, New Delhi, pp. 162-174.

Abstract

The Maldives is a densely populated archipelago, with about 760 people per square kilometre in 1992. It is situated in the Indian Ocean south-west of India It consists of 26 widely dispersed coral ato1\s containing 1190 very small islands. Of these islands (those suitable for habitation) 203 islands are inhabited. Its closest neighbour is India, which lies 595 km from the northernmost ato1\ and the next closest is Sri Lanka, which is 670 km from the capital Male.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Murdoch Business School
Publisher: New Age International Ltd
Copyright: International Institute for Development Studies, Calcutta, India, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland
Publishers Website: http://www.newagepublishers.com/servlet/nahome
Notes: Contributed essays on issues of economic development through sustainable growth. "International Institute for Development Studies, Calcutta, India, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland, in collaboration with New Age International
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8442
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