Fishing fleets are 40 percent larger than the ocean can sustain. Sincethe global economy has tripled in size and population has grown by 30 percent to 6 billion people. The analsysis, by the World Resources Institute WRI warns that if the decline continues it could have devastating implications for human development and the welfare of all species. The analysis examined coastal, forest, grassland, and freshwater and agricultural ecosystems.
See Article History Alternative Titles: Maynila, Maynilad Manila, capital and chief city of the Philippines. It is located on the island of Luzon and spreads along the eastern shore of Manila Bay at the mouth of the Pasig River. Inby presidential decree, Manila and its contiguous cities and municipalities were integrated to function as a single administrative region, known as Metropolitan Manila also called the National Capital Region ; the Manila city proper encompasses only a small proportion of that area.
Manila has been the principal city of the Philippines for four centuries and is the centre of its industrial development as well as the international port of entry. It is situated on one of the finest sheltered harbours of the Pacific region, about miles 1, km southeast of Hong Kong.
The city has undergone rapid economic development since its destruction in World War II and its subsequent rebuilding; it is now plagued with the familiar urban problems of pollutiontraffic congestion, and overpopulation.
Measures have been taken, however, to ameliorate those problems. Area city, 15 square miles 38 square km ; National Capital Region, square miles square km.
Landscape City site Manila occupies the low, narrow deltaic plain of the Pasig Riverwhich flows northwestward to Manila Bay. The swampy delta of the southward-flowing Pampanga River lies to the north of the city.
Immediately to the northeast and east of the urban region lies a stretch of lowlands, beyond which rise the peaks of the southern range of the Sierra Madre. Laguna de Baythe large lake from which the Pasig River flows, flanks Metropolitan Manila to the southeast.
Enclosing Manila Bay to the west is the mountainous Bataan Peninsula. Climate The city is protected from extreme weather conditions by the hills of the Sierra Madre and the mountains of the Bataan Peninsula. The tropical climate is characterized by a wet season that lasts from June to November and by a dry season lasting from December to May.
The wettest months are JulyAugustand Septemberwhen thunderstorms are especially common. The average annual rainfall totals about 80 inches about 2, mm. Plant and animal life The city is dotted with palms, banyans, acacias, and other tropical trees, and bamboo grows in many public parks. Domestic mammals—such as water buffalohorses, dogs, pigs, and goats—are common, while wild birdlife includes shrikes, doves, and pigeons.
Manila Bay abounds with sardinesanchoviesmackereltunasnappersand barracuda. City layout The city is bisected by the Pasig River.
It is divided into six administrative divisions that comprise 17 districts. About two-thirds of the districts lie to the north of the river and the remaining third lies to the south. The two sections of the city are connected by several bridges.
Adjacent to the heavily populated districts on the northern shore is Manila North Harbor; Manila South Harbor, the main international port, is on the southern shore.
Intramuros is renowned for its 16th-century San Agustin church as well as for the ruins of its old walls and of Fort Santiago.
On the south shore, Ermita and Malate are choice residential districts and the sites of hotels and embassies. The districts to the southeast are generally middle-income residential areas. Metropolitan Manila was created in order to provide integrated services such as water supplypolice and fire protection, and transport and to permit central planning for simultaneous and unified development.
Housing The city has a chronic housing shortage, and tenement housing projects have been constructed by the government to help house the poor. To provide homes for squatters, the government also developed resettlement projects in and around Manila that are easily accessible by land motor transportation.
Residential buildings include the single-family dwelling; the duplex for two independent households; the accessoria, whose dwelling units have individual entrances from the outside; the apartment building with common entrance; and the barong-barong, a makeshift shack built of salvaged materials flattened tin cans, scrap lumber, cartons, or billboards that is common in the poor areas.
Rizal Park and a number of government buildings were designed by U. Modern buildings—including multistoried commercial houses and public and private buildings—are commonly made of reinforced concrete and hollow cement blocks.F inding used cars for sale in the Philippines has never been easier.
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The solutions to address these problems are challenging. Tough decisions must be made to stabilize and reverse the negative trends plaguing fisheries and coastal habitats today.
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