The loss of land is also due to mining as well creating another source of income in South America. Although deforestation is a popular way of means, the effects of it are long lasting. Deforestation leads to issues in South America such as mudslides, loss of virgin forests, loss of habitats, and the loss of homelands. Without trees to secure fertile soil, erosion occurs and sweeps the land turning it into rivers. It is estimated that one third of the world’s farmable land has
Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest In South America the Amazon rainforest produces a large percentage of the world’s oxygen and is important to human survival. The Brazilian population has increased overtime, and huge parts of the rainforest are being cut down to create farms, this is deforestation. Back in the older days the Brazilian government built a major highway system that made the forest open to loggers. Cattle ranching is absolutely necessary to the survival of the Amazon people, and without cattle ranching not any goods, jobs, or high standard of living from increase of GDP would be available. Effects of this problem include plants and animals losing their homes, many
These impacts lead to a high loss of biodiversity and results in a dramatically change in rainforest ecosystem services. Therefore, this paper provides a survey of the current literature about the relationship of environmental degradation and artisanal and small-scale mining in the Congo Basin. Keywords: Deforestation, Environmental Degradation, Poaching, Democratic Republic of Congo Introduction The Congo Basin is the second largest
Haiti is prone to many kinds of natural disasters due to many reasons one of which being deforestation leading to Haitians leaving and becoming independent. “Since the earthquake, more than 600,000 Haitians have fled Port-Au-Prince searching for food, shelter and work among their rural kin. With no other resources, they will be forced into subsistances forms and charcoal for sale.” (The Daily Beast). This explains how Haitians are scared of having another devastating natural disaster and they know that their government won’t do anything for the affects and will do anything to avoid it. Not only does Haiti have poor infrastructure in the sense of roads, buildings and more but it effects their water which is potentially deadly.
Rain forests and other forests produce most oxygen that we need. By cutting down the trees for our own needs we are selfishly and slowly killing the world, but there are ways people could fix their mistakes before it is too late. 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.
And, the persistent of monoculture eventually leads to the loss of biodiversity. “A case can be made that the corn plant’s population explosion on places like Iowa us responsible for pushing out not only other plants but the animals and finally the people, too”(Pollan 38). The economic temptation encourages the practice of monoculture instead of running a diverse farm. Species are forced to leave and clear the land for corn plantation. However, biodiversity is vital for sustainable development because every livestock and crops are completing the food chain.
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
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
Vegetarianism is not as perfect as it seems as it results in habitat loss and excessive damage to the environment. As producing plants in mass quantities require large amounts of farmland and many cycles of planting, and harvesting, the land goes through constant ploughing (Archer 2). This ploughing is the main factor that the topsoil around the world is fading fast. The nonstop ploughing of the land is taking “ U.S. soil ten times faster than natural regeneration”. The dust which results for erosion also causes diseases within humans such as tuberculosis and anthrax.
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