One way people take out trees for agriculture us is a process called “slash and burn”. In this process, they cut down a patch of trees and then burn them to create ash, which they utilize for fertilization. In conclusion, there are innumerable causes of deforestation, including agricultural use, but deforestation also has copious effects to the
A recent study of the Brazilian Amazon predicts that up to 90% of extinctions will occur in the next 40 years (WWF). One of the most dangerous and unsettling effects of deforestation is the loss of animal and plant species due to their loss of habitat. It was estimated in 2003, 70% of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the
2). The rainforests, which are being cut down very rapidly are home to about 80 percent of the vast different species on the planet (“The World” 2)! Estimates from the Stern Report show that deforestation is responsible for at least 25 percent of global warming causing, greenhouse gases, compared to transportation and industry equaling only 28 percent total (Howden 1). All governments from around the world must put stricter laws in place to stop this destruction of, wildlife nurturing, tropical rainforests before it is too late.
Deforestation brings many effects either to society or country. It impacts a country’s economy, the life of community, environment and extinction of species. The causes of deforestation are logging, agriculture croplands and pasture expansion, urbanization and more (Ebenezer 2015). Some methods used in deforesting are burning the trees or clear cutting the trees. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (2005 cited in Ebenezer 2015) reported that the global forest area is around 4 billion hectares corresponding to 0.62 hectares per capita, but it is decreasing by 13 million hectares per annum.
Every year, forests are burned because of human carelessness. A forest fire is one of the biggest problems in the world, especially for tropical countries. Forest fire brings a lot of problems for an area, country and also for neighbor countries. In order to mitigate the problems which forest fire can bring, there are several short and long term solutions which can be adopted. As well as looking at the issue in general, this report will make specific recommendations in the case of Kalimantan in Indonesia, where a forest fire has been a major problem for years.
An estimated 18 million acres of forest are lost each year, due in part to logging and other human practices, destroying the ecosystems on which many species depend. Habitat loss is a result of deforestation, which is als caused from exploitation of resources, agricultural conversion, and urbanization. It is a largest factor contributing to the loss of biodiversity. Large scale infrastructural developments and the expansion of settlements contribute to deforestation, therefore habitat loss. For example, between 1984 and 2017 about 30% of forests are cut for human settlements.
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. The more workable solution is to carefully manage forest resources by eliminating clear-cutting to make sure that forest environments remain intact.
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.
The authors explain how every minute there are cut around four hundred threes in Amazon forests . More precisely, twelve to fifteen million hectares of forest are lost each year, the same as thirty six football fields a minute. The forest, and all the diversity, and life in it is being burned with the slash and burn method, just to get more space for animal farming. This means that they can clear land quickly, but it is very bad for the environment because it realises big amounts of Carbon Dioxide. This process is destroying the natural habitat of all the millions of diverse spices that Amazon has to offer, as well as killing the total of two thirds of the word's plant spices.