Eastern Asia and the Pacific areas are some of the most highly populated parts of the world.
With about 1.2 billion people, China is the world's most populous country. Other highly populated countries such as India and Indonesia give Eastern Asia a massive
population, and one that is responsible for many environmental problems associated with overpopulation. In total, Eastern Asia contains about 58% of the global population, though it has only 23% of the world's land.The region includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Rim. It stretches from Mongolia in the north
down to New Zealand in the south.
The Pacific Ocean, the largest in the world, is located in Eastern Asia. The area also contains the Indian Ocean, the world's third largest.
Eastern Asia tends to be very poor, with a large number of people living in poverty. Hundreds of millions of people suffer through poverty in the area, resulting in many environmental difficulties.
In the early years of the 1990s, there was great economic growth across the
region. Countries like China mounted impressive growth figures and began to industrialize. Now, industrialization has brought the harmful environmental affects commonly associated with it.
A variety of environmental problems are especially threatening Eastern Asia. Destruction of forests, land degradation, deforestation, marine pollution, and limited water supplies are all having a negative affect on the environment and its human inhabitants.
Eastern Asia - Biodiversity Issues
Eastern Asia - Economic Aspects
Eastern Asia - Environmental Aspects
Eastern Asia - Major Forest Problems
Eastern Asia - Major Land Problems
Eastern Asia - Major Water Problems
Eastern Asia - Marine Environments
Eastern Asia - National Projects
Eastern Asia - Political Aspects
Eastern Asia - Regional Projects
Eastern Asia - Social Aspects