If we continue cutting down forests then soon we will no longer have any forests. It is extremely unfortunate how over 50% of the world forests have been cut down. As a result animals are loosing their habituate and species are going extinct. Not only are animals effected but even humans and the rest of the environment. Rain forests and other forests produce most oxygen that we need.
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
It loses its ability to soak up water and preventing flooding. The recycling of water in the Amazon also decreases with deforestation. Given the Amazon’s hugely significant contribution to the world’s biodiversity the deforestation of it would have a great impact globally. The Amazon has an incredible capacity to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. It also contributes to approximately a fifth of the world’s oxygen (Butler, R. 2008).
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
Most people in Honduras live in the north where most of the factories for work are located, but indigenous people and anyone else living in the rural areas deal with most of the effects of deforestation. When you remove large areas of forest the climate will begin to change and effect anyone living around it. Since Honduras is a poor country it is harder to protect yourself from environmental changes. Also, by deforestation the water sources they use are no longer protected and leave rural and urban areas without good drinking water. Illegal logging is still a rising problem, because those doing so are not having to pay taxes on sales to other countries, and this is taking away from all wood sellers in the Honduras community.
After an outbreak of the plague devastated release sites in 1999, the ferret and prairie dog populations dropped significantly. The WWF provided aid in creating plague management, and in 2013 and 2014, 52 black footed ferrets were released onto a reservation (WWF). The loss of the black footed ferret would not have a large global affect, as it only resides in North American grasslands. Its loss would have a large affect locally because of the black footed ferrets’ influence in its habitat. Without the black footed ferret, the prairie dog population would be affected negatively.
Michael Boydstun ENVS 101-1998 Environmental Impact of deforestation In the Pacific Northwest The first people to explore the wilderness in what is now Oregon and Washington documented beautiful forests of mesmerizingly large trees as far as the eye can see. The explorer’s initial reports brought in people who came to make a profit off the forest and the vast amounts of lumber it could provide. Lumber mills were built before the area was even added to the union. The environmental footprint started out small, but the lack of regulation, lack of enforcement of the existing regulations, and an increase in technology quickly created a large environmental battle over the whole region. As civilizations impact on the region increased, so did the
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
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.
According to The REDD desk (2016), the world’s forests are vanishing even though the forests cover a total of 4 billion hectares worldwide which can be represented as 31% of the total land area. It was also recorded that the world lost amount of 8.3 million hectares per year of forest between 1990 and 2000. Although the rate of loss has moderately slowed in the following decade up to 2010, the loss is still excessive with amount of 6.2 million hectares per year. The loss was mainly caused by deforestation and forest degradation that had impacts on biodiversity and forest-dependent communities. Since forest serve as vast carbon sink, the loss of forest coverage led to release of heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere which is
Currently, there are 156, 000 hectares of forest that in the Omineca Region that has been affected. Some of the factors that have contributed to the increase of the spruce beetle population are the province’s weather patterns. Such as the dry summers, warmer winters, and wind storms. The British Colombia government is closely monitoring the spruce beetles to minimize any impacts on timber supply, the forest industry, and forestry
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. Trees are being cut down faster than they can regrow! Did you know it takes 65 years for one rain forest tree to grow to full size according to "How Long Does It Take a Rainforest tree to Regenerate?
It has been known that most of the region has suffered deforestation to make room for palm oil plantations and Indonesia’s growing demand for wood products, around the world!. It has been documented that 70% of deforestation is illegally logged threatening the Orangutan population. Due to their strong arboreal needs which have been faced with deforestation, and human impact such as growth in population, bush meat, and hunting, orangutans have been placed as a great ape in danger of extinction. According to the IUCN, there has been over an 80% decline in Sumatran Orangutans in the last seventy five years, making them critically endangered. The Bornean Orangutan is listed as endangered by the IUCN, with a 50% decline over the last sixty
These forests will take decades to regrow and the millions of animals that just had their habitat destroyed will most likely be unable to adapt to a new environment. After years of research, scientists have found out that “every living system is declining.” (Landau) Every inch of the Earth is feeling the effect of pollution. Because of the fossil fuels that are constantly being burnt, has caused the Earth to heat up, air quality goes down, and many other problems. “Many large corporations have opposed climate change treaties seemingly afraid of profit impacts if they have to make substantial changes to how they do business.” (Shah) Corporations will not change the way they produce goods even if it kills our environment, because it might lower profit. The damage that big business brings is horrid and will be irreversible at some