Over half of the work is done illegally when the loggers build roads to get access to more of the forest. Both types of jobs leads to further deforestation. It is estimated that every second over two and a half acres of the rainforest is torn down. To this day over eighteen percent of the Amazon rainforest has been cleared, which is about the size of France. Sometimes there is also unintentional deforestation that is caused by wildfires which prevents the growth of young trees ("Amazon Destruction",
However, more than thirteen million hectares of forests are being destroyed every year because of the human’s activity such as deforestation and desertification (UN Sustainable Development 2016). This had threatened the people that depends on forest for living as the number of forest are decreasing each year. Moreover, it also brings harm to the rare animals and tree species that are in the forest (WWF 2016). When the forests are being destroyed, these animals and trees lost their natural habitats where they lived in. According to UN Sustainable Development (2016), 8% of all the total animal species in the world had extinct and 22% of all the animal species are endangered species.
The Amazon Rain forest is losing its natural landscape more and more as the loggers who are cutting down trees and removing its importance to the world. Cattle ranchers are also a big problem to the amazon rain forest because they are removing land just for the cattle to have more space. About 20% of the world's fresh air is found coming from the Amazon Rainforest also the environmentalist are helping the Amazon a lot by letting tourist to learn about the rainforest and the donations and money they receive goes to the rain forest so they can help the amazon survive this terrible crime. The Environmentalist want to help by slowing down the clearing of the rainforest. They hold tours for tourists to learn new information about what is happening
Deforestation in Madagascar All around the world, every individual must be able to receive the food, shelter, water, and other resources they require in order to survive. This is true from the icy state of Alaska to the the hot country of Egypt. On small island countries such as Madagascar, however, achieving such prosperity often poses a challenge as the area might not have enough resources. For thousands of years, the fourth largest island country off the coast of Southeast Africa in the Indian Ocean known as Madagascar has had an abundance of wildlife. However, due to continued human interference, much of the country’s wildlife is disappearing as they lose their habitats.
Brazil Amazon rainforest is mostly threatened by deforestation and infrastructure. “More than half of the earth’s rainforests have already been lost forever to the insatiable human demand for wood and arable land.” (National Geographic, N.D). Deforestation is different from country to another, where it depends on how much it is useful for them. Many areas of the Amazon land is being used illegally for industrial work. Logging are cutting down trees for wood use to make paper, furniture and other items.
Forest fires have eaten away at wild life for years and will continue to run their course through the vastness of the United States, however the idea that humans should simply leave the forests alone to burn how they please is not a smart one.The United States Forest Service should continue thinning out forests and setting small fires to decrease the effect that these fires have on the nation. The fire that rushes through the nation when the weather gets dry and warm is not only destroying the forests, but is also destroying American homes. This year alone over five million acres of land have been destroyed by wildfires. Although that is a large amount of area, that number has decreased from the year before which spouts over nine million
Deep within the Amazon forests of Ecuador and Peru resides several elusive tribal groups that remain unaffected by the influences of globalization. More than 1 million ancestral people indigenous to the Amazon region can be divided into approximately 400 tribes that share their own specific language, territory, and culture. They heavily rely on the Rain Forest’s resources for the survival of their bodies and minds—but as modern day imperialism seeps its way throughout the globe and ravages the earth’s vast resources, the consequences and effects are beginning to reveal themselves. Throughout history, imperialism has been a major cause of conflict amongst various cultures, and it continues to shape the modern world. By understanding
In chapter one, “A View from the South,” gives us an overlook of environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically, the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, faces a lot of environmental issues such as, deforestation, acid rain and air pollution. Other countries like, Peru, Dominican Republic and Mexico, have similar environmental issues that Brazil is facing. The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is one of the world’s largest tropical rainforest that expands through Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and other South American countries. It is the home of ten percent known species and twenty percent of bird species.
Rainforests are the last location for animals that are rapidly disappearing out of existence. Destroying them is destroying non-human lives, which means this action is a very anthropocentric view. Anthropocentric means a human view, where we only think of what is benefiting ourselves but not other species. If this continues out grandchildren may not even be able to visit the Amazon. Without rainforests, humans would be facing filthy air, lifeless soil and chronic droughts that would lead to wars over the little fresh water that was left.
In the process of creating a functional strip mine, workers not only need to strip away the first few layers of land, rock but also any plants, bushes, or trees in the area. And on top of that, for months after a strip mine is done, the land stays contaminated with harsh chemicals, which stops any plants from growing for a very long time. In the U.S. between 1930 and 2000, strip mining altered 5.9 million acres of land, mainly natural land, and forests. Many people know that trees help clean our air, and are a big help in everyday life. The more strip mines that are made, the less trees there are, and some people don 't care for their safety for air, but little by little, they are hurting our environment every time a strip mine is made to grab some quick