The East Coast is
rich in biological resources – swamps, catchment areas,
river ecosystems, large expanses of forests, wetlands and
thriving marine ecosystems – and endowed with rugged
terrain and scenic islands that remain pristine till today.
Most of these areas are marked as “Environmental
Sensitive Areas (ESA)”.
In expediting the development of the ECER,
environment conservation is given special focus. While the
Region has maintained much of its natural heritage, land
development and other economic activities have led to environmental
problems in some areas.
The overall strategy is to ensure
development activities undertaken is on a sustainable
basis, does not jeopardize the flora and fauna,
and does not leave behind negative aspects for the country
and future generations.