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

Hunting increased significantly in #Libya after 2011 due to the availability of weapons and collapse of governance. Large mammals like gazelles are under particular pressure and conservation NGOs say they do not have the resources to support populations

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