In more recent years, growing populations in the Amazon region, combined with increased viability of agricultural operations, have caused a further rise in deforestation rates. Vietnam’s forests, significantly damaged by war, have now been degraded or destroyed by logging and agricultural land clearance to the point where there is almost no untouched primary forest left. And the wider Greater Mekong region is predicted to be one of the world’s hottest “deforestation fronts” over the next 15 years if nothing is done.
The Devastating Environmental Effects of Deforestation The government enacting stricter conservation laws helps end deforestation problems such as the destruction of wildlife, forest fires, flooding, and increasing global temperatures. With the population rising quickly, demand is rising globally for biofuels, food, and living space(“The World”2). Deforestation is there to solve the problem, but not without a hefty cost. As of 2013, every minute on earth 50 football fields of forest vanishes do to the clearing of trees, possibly for products such as paper or wooden furniture (Environment News Service. 2).
Deforestation In Brazil A family of endangered jaguars is struggling to stay alive in the Amazon. Deforestation has taken their home, food, and clean water. This is just one example of thousands of how deforestation is harming all sorts of life, including the animals. Animals die every day as a result of deforestation, and yet people are still cutting trees. Over the last fifty years, deforestation levels have massively increased.
Waterhyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes Mart. Solms-Laubach (Pontederiaceae), a native of the tropical South America, is considered to be one of the most serious aquatic weeds (Holms et al., 1977). It has spread throughout tropical countries causing widespread problems to millions of users of water aquaticbodies and water its resources. It causeings severe problems related to itsthe use and management of fresh water resources (Gopal, 1987; Center, 1994). It has a tremendous socio-economic impact on aquatic ecosystem causing global annual loss of more than US$ 100 million to hydroelectricity generation, irrigation schemes, fisheries, water transport, etc (Shabana, 2005).
The world’s most expansive forest, the Amazon, is the site of the greatest projected loss of natural life-sustaining habitat and beauty due to deforestation which makes efforts to conserve the forest and save its defenseless inhabitants a critical priority and essential duty of our time. Deforestation affects the world in a negative way, with the most dramatic impact being the loss of habitat for millions of species. In fact, “80% of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests.” (National Geographic Deforestation 1) Animals would lose shelter, food resources, and breeding area. Without an ample number of trees, the forests would lose its canopy which would cause extreme temperature swings that are lethal to plants and animals. The loss of trees also impacts climate change, since trees aid the water cycle by returning water vapor to the atmosphere.
The forest we clear themselves are home to many animals and plants, not to mention, of course the trees we slash and burn themselves. When we clear them via slash-and-burn, they also vanish along with the trees. Indonesia’s rainforests are home to so many different plants and animals. Many scientists and researchers credit Indonesia as the country with the most species in the world. Indonesia contains the world’s third largest area of rainforest.
The deposit is surrounded by the Boreal Forest and many other forms of wildlife, taking up about 141,000 square kilometers when combined with two other oil sand deposits in Alberta. With a large number of lakes and rivers as well as wildlife surrounding the heavily polluted area, Indigenous peoples have encountered many problems that have affected their daily lives. The Athabasca River starts at the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper and flows directly through the oil sands area, then up north to Lake Athabasca. With oil deposits near, the water is prone to
Malaysia is one of the environmentally rich and abundant in natural resource and high biodiversity countries in the world. Malaysia is home to some of the world`s most important tropical wildlife habitat, including rich rain forests and at least ten distinct types of wetlands. Malaysia has 2199 plants and animal species found nowhere else on Earth. However, many species are threatened or endangered due to loss of habitat and illegal hunting. Land development activities that carried out in Malaysia have caused huge impacts on the environment.
Water is the most important component found on the surface of the earth because it is source of life for living creatures. However, water pollution has become a global concern. Water pollution can have several forms from diverse sources. It is expected that there will be a lack of clean water in next few decades due to pollution. Nile river water in Egypt is the focus of attention of many studies due to many reasons.
The Scheme in the following words highlights the necessity to preserve and conserve the habitat of wild buffalo: Wild buffalo is one of the worst affected mammalian species in the recent times. Domestication of the species and continuous interbreeding with domestic buffalo has led to interbreeding, genetic disorders, competition and mortality due to disease. Apart from this, habitat fragmentation, degradation and poaching are the main threats to the conservation of this globally threatened species. Urgent and concerned efforts are needed to recover this species from the brink of extinction.” Further IUCN is an unique global organisation, which started working in 1948, where both Governments and non-governmental bodies work together as parties. The IUCN has calculated the percentage of endangered species as 40% of all organisms.