II. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF UNSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
As noted in chapter I, NWFP is richly endowed with natural resources including prime agricultural land, a scenic landscape, forests and wildlife, an extensive mineral resource base, an ancient culture, a wide network of rivers and streams, and a diverse climate. Certain of the natural resources, such as forests which protect the watersheds, are of vital importance, both to the province and at the national level. However, NWFP is also facing with several green and brown environmentally-related problems as a result of previous unsustainable development activities. This chapter highlights those environmental problems and issues in the province.