Essay On Deforestation In Brazil

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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. In 1980 rainforests covered about 14% of the world, and now they cover only a mere 6%. The rainforests in Brazil are equally decreasing. So considering the resurgence of deforestation practices in Brazil and the world, the United Nations should regulate deforestation to protect the world 's largest rainforest and the …show more content…

Soybean farming and high scale cattle ranching contribute a lot of money to Brazil’s economy and both need a lot of land to produce. These products are important because people produce and consume them every day to generate money. However, many soybean and cattle ranching farms already have enough land to continue making a lot of money. They don 't need to keep deforesting to keep up with the demand for exports. There is no good reason for more farms other than more money. Moreover, taking down mass amounts of trees also costs a lot of money. There needs to be a balance. The second most exported good is iron ore, which creates an income of 13.1 billion for Brazil (Atlas.Media). Mining does not require deforestation (although it can equally be destructive to the land). However, mining is just one alternative to generating income for the economy without causing mass amounts of forest loss. Lastly, the UN can regulate deforestation in several ways. One way is to limit the amount of land farmers that they can own. This way, the farmers can’t continue to take down trees. If this rule was applied to all the farmers, the rainforest would be way easier to

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