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Djibouti Natural Resources


Natural resources are those substances which are naturally found in a place and serve as useful substance in its natural form. Fishing, hunting, forestry, mining are natural resource industries. Djibouti, a small country in the eastern Africa is mostly barren. The industries as well as Djibouti natural resources are very limited. The hot and dry climate makes agricultural activities difficult here. As a result the country is highly dependent on the foreign assistances, which it receives from USA, France and other countries.

Djibouti natural resources can be mainly categorized as minerals and energy resources.The minerals found here are:
  • Salt
  • Perlite
  • Gypsum
  • Limestone
  • Gold
  • Granite
  • Pumice
  • Petroleum
  • Diatomite
The various forms of energy that are derived from natural resources in Djibouti include:
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Solar Energy
The natural resources of Djibouti include the various forests of acacia, olive and juniper trees located on the Mountains. The forest near Mount Mousa is the habitat of certain endemic birds and animals. The nomadic herds often indulge in hunting as result of, which certain species of animals, have become endangered here. Bierra Antelopes which were hunted by the nomads have become endangered species. Deforestation, various natural disasters and forest fires are responsible for the death of trees, especially the juniper trees. As a result the habitat of the birds is under threat. Djibouti has a number of endangered birds.



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