However, more than thirteen million hectares of forests are being destroyed every year because of the human’s activity such as deforestation and desertification (UN Sustainable Development 2016). This had threatened the people that depends on forest for living as the number of forest are decreasing each year. Moreover, it also brings harm to the rare animals and tree species that are in the forest (WWF 2016). When the forests are being destroyed, these animals and trees lost their natural habitats where they lived in. According to UN Sustainable Development (2016), 8% of all the total animal species in the world had extinct and 22% of all the animal species are endangered species.
Deforestation is the process of cutting, clearing, and removing parts of a rainforest and turning it into less bio-diverse ecosystems such as cropland or plantations. Agriculture is the biggest lead on deforestation. Farmers will use the slash-and-burn method to clear out space for their own crops or for grazing livestock. Loggers also cut down trees, which provides for the world’s wood and paper. Over half of the work is done illegally when the loggers build roads to get access to more of the forest.
Hunting isn 't the only thing that has caused the Bighorn population to decrease so rapidly. Land clearing and building projects have moved the sheep out of their territory causing them to perish. Poaching is a serious problem that effects more than just a few people. Recreational hunters, game wardens, and wildlife biologists all feel the repercussions from poaching. I 've heard it said that it only takes one person to make a difference and well that may be true, however it takes many people to come together to stop a problem like poaching.
During that one year, there was an estimate of 2,255 miles of cleared land due to deforestation. The third largest extent of tropical rainforest is located in Peru. Peru loses between 224,000 and 300,000 hectares of forest per year, which results in 0.35-0.5 percent of annual deforestation. Like Brazil, deforestation in Peru is caused by commercial agriculture, mining, road construction and logging. Logging in Peru is illegal, but because the wood has so much value, traffickers decide to cut the trees.
Forest fires have eaten away at wild life for years and will continue to run their course through the vastness of the United States, however the idea that humans should simply leave the forests alone to burn how they please is not a smart one.The United States Forest Service should continue thinning out forests and setting small fires to decrease the effect that these fires have on the nation. The fire that rushes through the nation when the weather gets dry and warm is not only destroying the forests, but is also destroying American homes. This year alone over five million acres of land have been destroyed by wildfires. Although that is a large amount of area, that number has decreased from the year before which spouts over nine million
The Amazon Rain forest is losing its natural landscape more and more as the loggers who are cutting down trees and removing its importance to the world. Cattle ranchers are also a big problem to the amazon rain forest because they are removing land just for the cattle to have more space. About 20% of the world's fresh air is found coming from the Amazon Rainforest also the environmentalist are helping the Amazon a lot by letting tourist to learn about the rainforest and the donations and money they receive goes to the rain forest so they can help the amazon survive this terrible crime. The Environmentalist want to help by slowing down the clearing of the rainforest. They hold tours for tourists to learn new information about what is happening
Brazil Amazon rainforest is mostly threatened by deforestation and infrastructure. “More than half of the earth’s rainforests have already been lost forever to the insatiable human demand for wood and arable land.” (National Geographic, N.D). Deforestation is different from country to another, where it depends on how much it is useful for them. Many areas of the Amazon land is being used illegally for industrial work. Logging are cutting down trees for wood use to make paper, furniture and other items.
Rainforests are the last location for animals that are rapidly disappearing out of existence. Destroying them is destroying non-human lives, which means this action is a very anthropocentric view. Anthropocentric means a human view, where we only think of what is benefiting ourselves but not other species. If this continues out grandchildren may not even be able to visit the Amazon. Without rainforests, humans would be facing filthy air, lifeless soil and chronic droughts that would lead to wars over the little fresh water that was left.
Deforestation in Madagascar All around the world, every individual must be able to receive the food, shelter, water, and other resources they require in order to survive. This is true from the icy state of Alaska to the the hot country of Egypt. On small island countries such as Madagascar, however, achieving such prosperity often poses a challenge as the area might not have enough resources. For thousands of years, the fourth largest island country off the coast of Southeast Africa in the Indian Ocean known as Madagascar has had an abundance of wildlife. However, due to continued human interference, much of the country’s wildlife is disappearing as they lose their habitats.
This happened in Africa when elephants were hunted as a trophy for ivory tusks that were worth a lot of money and the elephant population was almost extinct. If a species goes extinct, it will affect the entire food chain. Species that rely on that animal for food may die from starvation or the population will grow too much because they are not preyed on. Hunters that are not registered with a license and that kill animals and poach them are very dangerous to the environment. An unlicensed hunter is usually a hunter that has not taken the training.