Negative Effects On Tropical Rainforests

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Negative Human Impacts on Tropical Rainforests One of the major negative human impacts touching the tropical rainforests currently is deforestation. Deforestation is clearing large areas of forest land for non-forest uses. The main purpose land is cleared is for agricultural reasons. Farmers need this land to grow their crops on and to feed their cattle with. Due to the fact that the soil in tropical rainforests is fertile for only a few years, land has to be constantly cleared to make more space for farmland. Some other reasons deforestation occurs is because of large-scale companies logging for timber, and to build infrastructure that benefits humans (bridges, roads). For all of these operation to take place, machinery needs to be used.

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