MVP Sustainability Map
GDP Per Capita
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Dominica, a tiny island nation to roughly 70,000 residents has maintained a fairly steady population level for thirty years. The country’s largest industries are agriculture and tourism. Dominica is known as the nature island of the Caribbean. Dense forest and woodland cover 59 per cent of the land area, with subtropical vegetation and orchids in the valleys.
Having twice as many residents than the country can sustainably support and experiencing a robust tourist industry, Dominica suffers shortages of drinking water; deforestation; soil erosion and and overdevelopment and pollution of the coastal zone by chemicals used in farming, factories, and untreated sewage.