The fragmentation of Libya and its descent into civil war, which began following the 2011 uprisings and NATO intervention, has had as yet unquantified consequences for its environment. Islamic State has targeted oil infrastructure and urban areas have seen severe damage with governmental collapse resulting in the loss of environmental oversight and basic services.


Country brief: Libya

A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of Libya’s conflict, with facts, figures and further reading.


Twitter: #Libya

Armed conflict threatens #biodiversity in the #Sahara and #Sahel Conflicts and instability are weakening environmental protections, increasing the availability of weapons, changing patterns of hunting and poaching and impeding ecosystem monitoring. #Libya

In addition to fighting and insecurity, #Sabha in southern #Libya is facing an ongoing sewage crisis after power generators were stolen last year, leading to its water treatment plant to flood, locals have called it an environmental disaster.

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