One of the most overall effected forests is the Amazon. 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.
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
The loss of culture and way of life that has lasted for many generations is now gone due to the effects of deforestation. The knowledge of the rainforest that the indigenous people hold about the medical plants is also lost due to this (Wilson). Many of the tribes are forced to change their location, which alters their way of
One and a half acres of forest is cut down per second for our own needs. If the current rate of deforestation continues then it won 't take long before we destroy all rain forests on earth. The reasons for deforestation in the Amazon include agriculture, Cattle ranching, logging, mining, oil companies, and dams. There are over 121 different natural remedies that can be found in the rain forest that could be used as medicines. Not only do we use the rain forests for products and land space but we also get oxygen out of it.
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
So, what causes deforestation in Honduras, and what are the effects it has had on the country? Honduras is the leading country in deforestation due to agricultural demand and illegal logging in the last two decades. The agricultural need for flat land is the biggest
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.
Nearly 40 million acres of rainforest are cut down per minute, this is showing to us that deforestation is taking away lots of animals and insects habitats and homes which is devastating. FUN FACTS - The Amazon rainforest is home to 10% of the known species in the world. - There are over 40,000 different plant species and approximately 2.5 million insect species in the Amazon rainforest. - There are approximately 3000 fruits that grow in the rainforest that are edible. - The toucan is the loudest creature in the Amazon.
It is likely that the destroyed areas will not regenerate with the same diversity as before (World Book; Amazon Rainforest). Humans have impacted Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest through the clearing of land for cattle ranches, logging, mining, agriculture, and construction operations (Facts on File; Amazon River). 80% of the logging done in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil is done illegally (Facts on File; Amazon Rainforest). This destroys the habitats of organisms as well as the organisms themselves, and it disrupts the way organisms live in the rainforest (Facts on File; Amazon River). Many plant species can be used to create drugs in order to treat diseases such as cancer, Rodriguez 4 AIDS, and
They occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall annually. At present, the rainforests are fairly similar to the rainforests of the past because they still contain similar vegetation and animal species. Yet, the size of these magnificent rainforests has reduced greatly over a course of nearly 100 years. Recent studies concluded devastating estimates that roughly 2 percent of the world 's rainforests are diminished yearly.
Did you know, one and a half acres of forest is destroyed every second? Rainforests are being destroyed at alarming rates, and serious things need to be done! If we don’t stop rainforests from being cut down, animals will go extinct, and habitats will be destroyed.
The water carried the debris through the Sacramento Valley, the Delta, and the San Francisco Bay. Rivers, clogged with sediment, would overflow into the floodplains of the lowland. Floods were destructive for the environment and for residents especially in the Central Valley. Recognizing the importance of managing the water levels, residents along the river attempted to build levees. These levees proved ineffective in solving the flooding problem.
Despite the absolute vitality of healthy forest environments, deforestation is destroying swaths the size of Panama every year. There are many types of forests, ranging from the coniferous evergreens in the taiga to the temperate and deciduous forests of North America to the tropical palms of pacific islands, but tropical rainforests are the most commonly destroyed for a variety of purposes. Lush rainforests once covered over 16% of the Earth’s surface. They now cover around 2% and that number is dwindling. Forests like these
Subject- Deforestation affects majority of the population, including people and animals, across the nation and in my community. Situation or Problem- Deforestation is the action of eliminating trees, in forests, by cutting them down. The objective of deforestation is to create more land for construction and land establishments with the idea of not restoring thee trees back or replacing them. How it affects my community- Deforestation can disrupt the homes of many animals, including birds and fish.
‘’The environment is in us, not outside of us. The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment ultimately you do to yourself.’’ - Ian Somerhalder. Ultimately, anything we do to the earth will cause weakness within it, and we’ll chip away at this incredible planet until eventually, it won’t be able to sustain us, the human race. The more we take from the earth due to our greed will cause problems that don’t have easy fixes to them, and deforestation is one of them.