Often, forests are destroyed for land that is usually used for agricultural purposes such as farming and livestock production. However, the wood can be harvested for fuel and paper. Companies will often wipe out areas of the rainforest to mine for minerals and metals such as diamonds, oil, aluminum, gold, and copper. These materials, unfortunately, reside below the rainforest. Mining not only disrupts the ecosystem by getting rid of trees, but also by polluting water supplies when the poisonous chemicals they use to separate waste from the minerals.
If mining projects take place in a wooded terrain, trees and plants have to be cleared. The logging process is essential for miners to reach the minerals beneath the dense vegetation. Moreover, wood is an important resource to construct houses, mineshafts, to generate heat and for cooking fires. Deforestation processes accompanied with building of camps and extensive use of tracks by foot or by cars cause a number of environmental impacts. These impacts involve the blocking of animal habitat by mine camps or tracks or even total habitat loss due to removal of vegetation.
Increasing proportions of deforestation is because of industrial activities and large scale agriculture. By the beginning of the 2000’s more than three quarters of forest clearing was for cattle farming Illegal logging is a main cause of deforestation in the vicious cycle of rainforest destruction. This is when farmers remove valuable timber from areas that they have illegally occupied. This results in land grabbers building roads that lead into untouched parts of the Amazon which opens more doors into the wonders and exposes the forest to exploitation and destruction without even a second thought or an understanding of the damage being done and the consequences of these
Most people in Honduras live in the north where most of the factories for work are located, but indigenous people and anyone else living in the rural areas deal with most of the effects of deforestation. When you remove large areas of forest the climate will begin to change and effect anyone living around it. Since Honduras is a poor country it is harder to protect yourself from environmental changes. Also, by deforestation the water sources they use are no longer protected and leave rural and urban areas without good drinking water. Illegal logging is still a rising problem, because those doing so are not having to pay taxes on sales to other countries, and this is taking away from all wood sellers in the Honduras community.
Therefore, a big problem we have now is deforestation of the Amazon. People harm this environment and this affects our climate. People illegally cut down trees in the Amazon, harming the economy. The influence of the Amazon is so great that there is even a preservation law to prevent deforestation in Brazil (according to WWF International). As you can see, people are worried about our Amazon Rainforest and are trying to preserve it as best they can to further help our
Introduction South America is world’s fourth largest continent. It has an area of 17,840,000 km2 that covers one-eighth of the land area on Earth. South America is home to about 423 million people. There are 12 sovereign nations and other territories in the continent. South America contains natural wonders and unique cultures.
Lastly coming from Commonly Asked Questions and facts, “about 1.2 billion people in the world rely on the rainforest for their survival, directly or indirectly”. By not using the rainforest we can destroy so many lives. So, although it causes damages, people will be in big problems without the Amazon being able to be
‘Deforestation refers to the cutting, clearing, and removal of rainforest or related ecosystems into less bio-diverse ecosystems such as pasture, cropland, or plantations.’ -Kricher (1997) Deforestation is the permanent effect of the destruction of forests to make space and land for other uses. Deforestation is the removal of all or most of the trees in a forest or forested area. It can damage the environment by causing many consequences. Around the size of 36 football fields is being cut down in this minute. The world 's highest rates of deforestation, a significant cause of global warming, are happening in the key emerging economies of Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil.
The tropical rain forest is one of the major vegetation types of the globe (Richards, 2006; Whitmore, 1998). It occupies a total area of 1818.43 million hectares, representing 47% of the total land area occupied by all forest types of the world (FAO, 2003). The tropical rain forest is the most diverse of all terrestrial ecosystems, containing more plant and animal species than any other biome (Turner, 2001). In spite of this diversity, most species are locally endemic or rare and patchily distributed (Richards, 2006). It is worthy to note that in recent times, the concern has been to concentrate conservation effort in the tropical rainforest because of its richness in biodiversity.
From an economic, political and social perspective, the destruction of the rainforests due to the greed of humans have detrimental effects to our earth and safety of the people living on it. Based on the scenarios presented, we can only conclude that the destruction of the rainforest due to human greed will only cause harm to our world. How do we stop