The most dramatic impact is a loss of habitat for millions of species. Seventy percent of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes. Loss of habitat can lead to species extinction. It also has negative consequences for medicinal research and local populations who rely on the animals and plants in the forests for hunting and
Recent researches have brought out some really threatening facts related to deforestation. Surveys show that the entire annual amount of deforestation can sum up to 18million acres of land. Although deforestation takes place throughout the world, the most damaged areas are those covered with tropical rainforests. Almost half of the entire rainforests has already been cleared from the world. NASA predicts that if deforestation continues at this rapid pace, there will be no signs of the rainforests within the period of coming 100years.
The stoma on the leaves will close to preserve the water. This prevents CO2 from being absorbed, which also affects photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is affected by the storage of water. Lack of water affects the amount of oxygen released from the plant during photosynthesis. If there is less water to combine with the carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, then less sugar and oxygen is made.
It ruin a lot of living environments, and cause a lot of damage to the living creature. Forests cover around 30% of the Earth’s land. Every year, massive spaces of forests are lost. Location: Deforestation happen all around the world, but tropical rainforests are mostly directed and pointed. Scientists believe that if the rate of deforestation increased, Earth would be in danger, as deforestation cause many major problems.
According to research up to ¨28,000 species of animals are expected to become extinct by the next quarter of the century due to deforestation”. (51 Breathtaking Facts About Deforestation, Conserve Energy Future) Therefore, without certain species of animals severe consequences may occur. This is important because without these creatures the whole animal food chain can get messed up. This can cause other animal species to die too, because they will not have the right source of food to eat. In addition to animals suffering the consequences for their extinction humans also suffer severely “51 Breathtaking Facts About Deforestation, Conserve Energy Future.” It stands to reason that humans are not looking out for the troubles they are going to have in the future and more importantly for the other generations yet to come.This is important because animals impact society more than people realize.
Deforestation definitely does more harm than good. It leaves numerous negative effects on the environment and the ecosystem. The main problem caused by deforestation is that it disrupts the carbon cycle, which is linked to climate change and greenhouse effect as well. Tropical deforestation contributes to around 20% of the world’s overall emission of greenhouse gas. Carbon is an example of a greenhouse gas.
The great question is – are we? Numbers tell us that in truth we are rather doing the opposite. According to theamazonrainforest.org an average of 137 species – animals, insects and plants alike – go extinct every single day due to acts of human intervention like animal hunting and deforestation, all on behalf of collecting materials to produce biofuels as well as agricultural development. Rounded up, about 50 000 species are lost each year because of our selfishness and
Deforestation is one of the main problems for the whole world. ‘Deforestation is the process of clearing the forest by cutting down the trees for fulfilling different demands ‘(Jella). The application that I have chosen to solve the deforestation is reforestation. The main areas that I will be discussing in the main body are why deforestation is happening and how and what can we do to prevent the deforestation process, why that solution is effective, and how reforestation influence the environment. Deforestation is causing by logging, means cutting down trees in order to fix forests or harvest logs; mining means that oil and coal mining requires a considerable amount of forest land.
However, due to deforestation, this is all changing; now many of Indonesia’s once common native species have become endangered, its rainforests left desolate and dead and its breath-taking views are now just wasteland. If deforestation in Indonesia continues at its current rate, a wide range of animals such as Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos will become extinct, wiped from earth, never to be seen again and we must do something to halt this before it is too late. Annually, from 2006 to 2010, Indonesia alone lost 690,00 hectares and then a further 840,000 hectares
Deforestation poses as one of Nigeria’s greatest ecological problem, putting the country’s forest loss at a high percentage in the world. In fact, Nigeria is said to have lost and still losing millions of its forest hectares, causing old-growth forests to be disappearing very rapidly. It is even purported that Nigeria has the highest deforestation rate of natural forests on planet Earth. The activities of hewing “down trees both for construction and furniture industries as well as for exportation to foreign countries have”, according to Effiok Uwatt, “resulted in deforestation, desertification and massive gully erosion in the country”(38). Uwatt’s assertion is axiomatic in that these activities have manifested their negative effects in the ravaging soil erosion which has come to constitute a serious plight to Nigeria’s ecological landscape and Nigerians over the recent years.