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Noun1.overexploitation - exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
exploitation, development - the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"
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This extinction represents one of the earliest examples of commercially-driven overexploitation of the Arctic's natural resources; large-scale annihilation of many other Arctic marine-mammal species was spear-headed by Dutch whaling companies who operated out of Svalbard (Spitsbergen) from the early 17th C.
According to Xinhaunet, Xu Guoqiao, an official with the Ministry of Finance, said: 'The main purpose of levying a water resources tax is to strengthen taxpayers' awareness of water conservation, curb the overexploitation of groundwater, and force high water-consuming enterprises to save water and improve water use efficiency'.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 26 (ANI): Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday said that the depleting groundwater level, overexploitation and deteriorating quality of water are major challenges in providing clean drinking water.
The institute works with both large corporations and small scale, independent fishermen, many of whom still rely on traditional methods, in order to optimize their while preventing overexploitation.
It occurs because dryland ecosystems, which cover over one third of the world's land area, are extremely vulnerable to overexploitation and inappropriate land use.
MECA stressed that it is making great efforts to reduce land degradation by reducing destructive vegetation and soil activities and by continuously increasing sustainability and reducing overexploitation of land resources.
In its social media page, the UP Marine Science Institute (UPMSI) based in Bolinao town said overexploitation and overharvesting have always been the main threats to the giant clam population.
A World Bank Report has revealed the annual per capita water availability to be less than 3,000 cubic meters in Pakistan which is far less than neighbouring countries.According to the International Monetary Fund's report (2015), Pakistan is headed towards a serious water crisis by 2025 owing to population growth,inefficient use of water for irrigation and overexploitation of groundwater.
It's disastrous to even imagine that human activities and overexploitation of natural resources could be the cause of some of these rare occurrences observed in domestic cats.
"It is the overexploitation of these resources coupled with the excessive use of fossil fuels and chemicals that has degraded the air we breathe and the land and water upon which our survival depends," he added.
Fernandez claimed that Laza and Jipitulan are active leaders in their community who led campaigns for the protection of the Tanon Strait, a protected seascape separating the island of Negros and Cebu, against overexploitation of commercial fishing vessels and other forms of destructive fishing.
He said there were several factors contributing to lack of access to clean water, including weak policy and legal framework, water scarcity, deteriorating water quality, ineffective floodplain management, overexploitation of groundwater resources, biodiversity loss, business risk and poor water stewardship and climate change impacting the hydrological cycle.