Deforestation is the mass cutting down of trees, or the permanent destruction of forests. Deforestation is a world problem but is majorly found in South American countries like Brazil. The deforestation in the Brazilian rainforest first began in 1970. The rate of deforestation has only increased rapidly since then. Rain forests cover over 30% of Earth’s land.
Deforestation is a method of removing trees and forests through the process of cutting and burning, this has been around for hundreds of years. In countries like South America, the people turn to agriculture to meet the needs of everyday life, which leads to deforestation. In poor communities in places like South America, farming is the way of life because this is how they survives and make money. By the removing of trees, it creates more space for farming grazing, and it’s a source of income for many people. The loss of land is also due to mining as well creating another source of income in South America.
The Amazon Rainforest is the world's greatest natural resource and wWorld’s largest tropical rainforest, yet still it is being destroyed just like other rainforests around the world everyday. If we destroy the forest we are destroying ourselves. The Amazon Rainforest is a home to half of the world’s species (citation needed). There are also many native tribes that live in the rainforest. Native tribes that live in the Amazon Rainforest face disasters in their everyday life.
According to The World Counts, “70% of our world’s plant and animal species live in forests,” and when deforestation happens, animals lose their habitats. When animals lose their habitat (Anadiplosis), they are not accustomed to their new surroundings and could potentially go extinct. Species depend on forests to survive and when the forests are cut down, the animals have nothing left. Forests are heavily depended on for resources and ways of life. The Pachamama Alliance Organization claims that, “the tropical rainforests of South America are responsible for 20% of earth’s oxygen.” This proves the earth relies greatly on forests and may suffer consequences because of the speedy rate trees are being cut
However, due to continued human interference, much of the country’s wildlife is disappearing as they lose their habitats. A major way that humans are impacting the environment in Madagascar is through deforestation, or people cutting/getting rid of trees. Causes of Deforestation In Madagascar, deforestation is fueled by several factors and reasons. One factor that causes increased deforestation is the increase of the growth of coffee as a major crop. This cause, as with many others, began when the French colonized the country in 1896.
When Diamond refer to the Mayan collapse as “Malthusian” he is saying population growth is increasingly higher than agriculture growth. Stating “Too many farmer grew too many crops on too much of the landscape.” This means the depletion of trees and hillside erosion causing more environmental problems for the Mayan people. Decreasing useable farmland creating a manmade drought through deforestation and soil problems. e.What are some of the parallels between the Mayans and modern societies? Provide
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.
This insightful observation highlights one of Madagascar 's greatest environmental problems—soil erosion. Deforestation of Madagascar 's central highlands has resulted in widespread soil erosion, which in some areas may top 400 tons/ha per year (Ramananarivo). The loss of trees, which anchor the soil with their roots, causes
Deforestation impacts Cuba’s economy more than sulfur oxides. Deforestation is “the destruction of vast areas of forest without planting new growth”, (CIA World Factbook). It is the removal of trees for use as arable land, animal pastures, housing, logged areas and wasteland. Farmers in Cuba practice ‘slash and burn’ agriculture to provide room for planting crops and for grazing livestock. The Cuban
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.