Deforestation In The Philippines

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Deforestation in Indonesia and the Philippines Deforestation has become a major concern worldwide for the last century. It has been one of the most concerned global problems to people in different parts of the world. The aim of this essay is to compare deforestation in two countries with high deforestation rates, which are The Philippines and Indonesia by looking at the incidence of deforestation, the main causes and some major government policies in these two countries. Indonesia and The Philippines both have a similarity in terms of the scale and direction of deforestation. The deforestation rate in both countries is rising rapidly and deforestation scales are getting uncontrollable. According to the journal Nature Climate Change, which…show more content…
On the other hand, the Philippines, forest cover has decreased from 17.8 million hectares or about 60 percent of the land in 1934 to about 7.168 million hectares or 23.89 percent in 2011 (PFS,2011). “Philippine forest cover has plunged to as low as 6.6 percent, and the country’s deforestation rate is now the highest in East Asia and Southeast Asia regions at 1.4 percent annually”(Bautista, 2012, “Philippines: Deforestation, Biodiversity Loss Top List Of Major Woes”, para. 2). Despite the similarities of the scale and direction of deforestation in Indonesia and the Philippines, the main causes of deforestation in Indonesia and the Philippines have both similar and different reasons. The main driving cause of deforestation in both countries is agricultural expansion. The difference is that in Indonesia, palm oil plantations is the most commonly known cause of deforestation but in the Philippines timber harvesting is the main problem resulting to deforestation. According to Roundtable on Sustainable…show more content…
We found that the deforestation rate in Indonesia and the Philippines is increasing continuously throughout the year. This will eventually result in a strong impetus to serious environmental problems such as climate changes, floods and global warming. Problems caused by deforestation affect not only human, but all living organisms critically. To solve this matter professional has suggested several solutions, but the most effective solution to solve deforestation in my opinion is to set a powerful series of rules and laws to restrict the felling of
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