The Amazon is a sublime location. This region is abundant in species of vegetation and animals, many of which have not even been discovered (National Geographic). The animals of the Amazon Rainforest all come together to form a complex and intricate ecosystem. Deforestation, climate change, are factors that have recently come against the Amazon Rainforest (National Geographic). In this scenario, the future of the Amazon Rainforest appears bleak. A from National Geographic focuses on specific animals that have inhabited the rainforest for up to millions of years, their relations with one another, and the factors that threaten their survival.
One of the major negative human impacts touching the tropical rainforests currently is deforestation. Deforestation is clearing large areas of forest land for non-forest uses. The main purpose land is cleared is for agricultural reasons. Farmers need this land to grow their crops on and to feed their cattle with. Due to the fact that the soil in tropical rainforests is fertile for only a few years, land has to be constantly cleared to make more space for farmland. Some other reasons deforestation occurs is because of large-scale companies logging for timber, and to build infrastructure that benefits humans (bridges, roads).
The Brazilian Amazon is home to 40% of the world’s tropical rainforest. Incidentally, it also has the world’s fastest rate of deforestation. Tropical Rainforests around the world are lost at the rate of one acre per second with the average rate of Brazilian Amazon being such that 2 million hectares of forest land are cleared every year. There are multiple causes for this extensive rate of deforestation and this paper will address four such causes namely (1) rapid population growth, (2) industrial logging and mining, (3) changing spatial patterns of deforestation, and (4) wildfires. Moreover, there are several Brazilian state policies that encourage deforestation practices of which this paper will look at five key aspects – (1) taxes on agricultural income, (2) rules of land allocation, (3) land taxes, and (4) tax credit schemes and subsidized credits. However, despite rapid deforestation there have been long drawn efforts made by the domestic and global actors for forest conservation and curbing practices of deforestation. This has led to a tussle between pro-development and pro-environment policy networks trying to influence policies which directly affect the Amazon Rainforest and its inhabitants. The paper will also analyze 4 stages in the history of Brazil from 1960s to now in light of such policy networks.
Deforestation has a lot of negative effects on the Amazon Rainforest. Every time a tree falls down, there are fears that tribes won't be heard. Deforestation has led to decrease of native tribes. The Amazon Rainforest is a home to many native tribes and provides all they need. They fear that their tradition and culture might also disappear. Their ancestors have lived in the Amazon Rainforest for a very long time.Their elders can write a book about the Amazon Rainforest because they know every inch of the forest, and they have detailed knowledge about hundreds of plants and animals, but what is most heartbreaking for them to see is their home being destroyed by the government.The Amazon Rainforest has no equal biodiversity. All the living things in the Amazon need oxygen to survive. Need to give citations for any information that is not your own thoughts.
Small beads of water hang precariously from the tips of wide green leaves over 100 feet above the ground. Every inch of space on the way down is packed with color, from the vivid greens of leaves, mosses, and vines, to the rainbow of orchids and bromeliads hanging from the interwoven webs of branches. In addition to their natural beauty, forests are a vital part of the Earth’s natural environment. They are home to some of the most biodiverse conditions on the planet and are a source of materials used by humans everywhere: food, shelter, medicine, and more. Despite the absolute vitality of healthy forest environments, deforestation is destroying swaths the size of Panama every year.
The Amazonians use the rainforest as their way of life. They use it for their homes, food, traditions, etc. Few Amazonian tribes are nomadic or migratory. They tend to live deep in the forest away from the rivers. They grow some crops but rely more on hunting and gathering. They get many benefits from the forest like fresh soil for crops lots of animals in the forest to hunt. They benefit the world by be a historical part of it that has lived on for thousands of years and it also gives us another reason why not to take the forest down for wood products made for people 's wants not their needs.
The Amazon forest is home to thousands of different animal species. For over hundreds of years animals have been roaming the Amazon 's forest without much of a care. They never feared of loosing their homes but now so many of them already lost their homes due to deforestation. Habitat destruction is a huge problem and if we don 't put a stop to it now we will kill off some of the greatest species. An example of a species that is endangered from deforestation is the tiger and mountain gorilla. No one would have ever though that these two would be endangered of extinction but now it is huge problem. The list of endangered animals in the Amazon forest goes on and on. There is an estimation of about 50,000 species disappearing each year due to
Tropical rainforests are found in areas of land close to the equator. They are hot and humid, have lots of annual rainfall and have lots of biodiversity. These beautiful places are being affected by human deforestation which contributes to the global issue of global warming. Human population is growing and expanding into these areas, cutting down forest to do so and taking away its biodiversity.
In developing countries , deforestation has devastating effects of specific environments. Many people in rural areas, especially in tropical areas and depend on forests
In a study, published in the journal Nature in January, showed that the combination of agriculture, deforestation and climate change are weakening the Amazonian ecosystem, which can lead to the loss of its ability to retain carbon dioxide and generation of rain not only affecting Brazil but also their neighbors, Argentina, Uruguay and
Will, the Crinoline Mushroom, resides humbly in his home in the tropical rainforest. He doesn’t need much in fact, he is well at home considering he is saprobic, and feeds by breaking down plant and organic matter. However, due to the increased rainfall his species has been on the rise despite the fact that they have a semelparity reproductive cycle and only breed once in their life span like most vegetables, and he knows that if he doesn’t get out and soon he’ll be the first one to go. You see, Will isn’t the most well liked mushroom. He towers over the others, and hogs the organic material he is very greedy and fears that if they do reach their carrying capacity he would be harvested
Deforestation is the destruction of native forests around the world. It is happening on most continents but is very bad in the Amazon region of South America. Farmers and foresters are cutting down the trees because most furniture is made from wood and that wood comes from these trees. Kapok is a common type of amazon rainforest tree that produces a very popular wood for making carvings, coffins and dugout canoes. The wood is popular with the native peoples because it is very easy to shape and stain. Farmers and cattle ranchers are responsible for cutting down most of the Amazon rainforest. They make a lot of money from cutting down the forest and selling the timber and then turning the land into cattle farms. This effects everyone on the
numbers alone suggests the limited extent of our knowledge of these forests. For example, whereas temperate forests are often conquered by a half dozen tree species or fewer that make up 90 percent of the trees in the forest, a tropical rainforest may have more than 480 tree species in a single hectare (2.5 acres). A single bush in the Amazon may have more species of ants than the entire British Isles. This diversity of rainforests is not a chaotic event, but is the result of a series of unique circumstances.A tropical rainforest is typically divided into four main layers, each with
Borneo, located in Southeast Asia, is a vast island divided amongst Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. It is the third largest island in the world, with a population of approximately 16 million. Borneo is home to the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, which are approximately 130 million years old. These extravagant rainforests have up until recently entirely covered the island. Amidst the world’s most biologically varied ecosystems, the tropical rainforests in Borneo are home to many animal and plant species, including gibbons, Orang-utans, sun bears, and more. The rainforests are also home to many endangered animals. The forests in Borneo are greatly endangered, which can have many negative effects on animals and humans alike. One reason