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.
Mining not only disrupts the ecosystem by getting rid of trees, but also by polluting water supplies when the poisonous chemicals they use to separate waste from the minerals. The pollution effects local people, as well as fish and animals. These acts unfavorably impact the environment and earth as a
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
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).
The effect of agricultural runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed It is almost impossible to turn on the news without hearing about the turmoil of pollution, and how it is negatively affecting life worldwide. But have you stopped to think about how pollution is directly affecting your daily lives? Water is the heartbeat of all life, and without it nothing could thrive. Odds are, if you live within the northern mid-atlantic you get some or all of your water from the Chesapeake Bay, or one of its watersheds. Years of agricultural runoff from large industrial farms has lead to contamination of the Bay, endangering not only the lives of the wildlife, but also our own.
It has affected the environment by have deforestation problems. Deforestation is when people remove and cut down trees for special purposes such as getting wood to make houses. As Rwanda is a land enveloped in lush green vegetation there are lots of trees being cut down it can affect the ani,mals there by not having food and die and when the animals die there will be less food for people to eat so that will affect people dieing because of hunger. This causes a cycle of so many death that is why it needs to be stopped. Rwanda has already made a ban of having no plastic bags as it is not biodegradable and it affects the environment by it bringing pollution problems which focused on a different thing.
Development of economy puts more pressure on the environment, because it takes an environment to be degraded to ensure economic growth. However, the most confusing part is how an individual develop one pillar of sustainability by destroying the other. Mining plays a huge role in the development of economy and it creates jobs which leads to alleviation of poverty. However, it is bad for the environment because it contributes to overuse of resources which can possible results to extinction of non-renewable resources. furthermore, it produces pollution which is not good for human health.
65% of this deforestation has been because of cattle ranching. Nearly 40 million acres of rainforest are cut down per minute, this is showing to us that deforestation is taking away lots of animals and insects habitats and homes which is devastating. FUN FACTS - The Amazon rainforest is home to 10% of the known species in the world. - There are over 40,000 different plant species and approximately 2.5 million insect species in the Amazon rainforest. - There are approximately 3000 fruits that grow in the rainforest that are edible.
Today’s levels of biodiversity on Easter Island can be explained in terms of complexity and disturbance because the Easter Island population unknowingly overexploited their island’s natural resources because they were isolated from other islands. 6. I believe that Diamond’s comparison of the civilization on Easter Island with the entire planet is justified because we are aware of the damage we are creating on Earth, while the population of Easter Island had no idea that they were overexploiting Earth’s natural resources. 7. The past civilization on Easter Islands, symbolize today’s human population on Earth because we are also destroying Earth’s recourses through overpopulation and overexploitation.
It results from the deliberate removal of forest cover. This conversion of forest to an alternative permanent non-forested land use such as agriculture, grazing or urban development. It is seemingly a primary concern for the developing countries of the tropics causing loss of biodiversity and enhancing the greenhouse effect. In addition to conversion, it also includes degradation which reduces forest quality, density and trees structure, supply of ecological services, the biomass of plants and animals, diversity of species and genetics. Drivers of Deforestation The drivers of deforestation are complex and interconnected.