They are focusing on “Reducing the emissions of deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries”, meaning that they are trying to minimize the effects deforestation has on climate change by making the machines responsible for tearing down forests run more efficiently, as well as reducing the rate at which it is happening altogether. The common idea between the two approaches is to not completely stop deforestation, but rather to slow it down to a point at which it is sustainable again. Every life form on earth is, through one way or another dependent on the Amazon rainforest biome. We as humans are, being the most intelligent species ever to exist on earth, particularly responsible for the well-being of our beloved rainforests. It is easy to think that as an individual one has extremely limited power over the situation, however through wonderful organisations such as the WWF we are able to stand united to reduce deforestation, and finally boost the sustainability of the earth’s resources by a significant amount.
Besides beautifying the area its located in with greenery, tropical forests have many other key roles in this globe. However, even with such importance, tropical forests around the world are still being cleared at unprecedented rates, especially over the last century. These forests are usually cleared to make way for human activities and with
Borneo, located in Southeast Asia, is a vast island divided amongst Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. It is the third largest island in the world, with a population of approximately 16 million. Borneo is home to the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, which are approximately 130 million years old. These extravagant rainforests have up until recently entirely covered the island. Amidst the world’s most biologically varied ecosystems, the tropical rainforests in Borneo are home to many animal and plant species, including gibbons, Orang-utans, sun bears, and more.
Technological • Information and Communication Technology: household access to the internet has growth from 1.1 million households in 1998 to 4.7 million in 2005-06 – there were 6.7 million active internet subscribers in Australia in September 2006 • Research and Innovation: expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Australia reached more than $15.7 billion in 2004-05 – Australian business accounted for the higher expenditure on R&D about 54%, followed by higher education 27% Environmental • Australia is a large island continent and is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, with a large portion of its plants and animals and ecosystem found nowhere else. About 5% of Australia is national parks that provide excellent places from which to experience such diverse habitats as rainforests, deserts, coral reefs and woodlands, and the plant sand animals that inhabit
What is a rainforest? It is a dense, wet forest where the rainfall is 98 to 177 inches per year. There are two types of rainforests; Tropical, which has no dry season it is a wet tropical rainforest which has an average rainfall less than 66 inches. The second type is the Temperate rainforest, this type primarily occurs in an oceanic moist climate. When you have a chance to go to a rainforest you will be amazed at its natural beauty filled with beautiful colors, of plants, and extoic animals found there isn’t any place like it on the planet and, trees as tall as large buildings.
Jamaica Jamaica is one of the most popular island destinations in the Caribbean. Each year the island 's golden beaches, soaring mountains, vibrant culture and tropical climate attract over 2,5 million tourists. The island is 10 991 square kilometres, with mostly mountainous terrain, punctuated by narrow coastal plains. On the southern coastline there are small black sand beaches, while the western coast contains the finest beaches. Jamaica is also home to magnificent coral reefs, unspoilt forests, beautiful waterfalls and over 100 rivers.
Not only does Papua New Guinea contain the greatest area and mass, but also consists of the greatest population well above all other nations in the Pacific. Extending far throughout the vast ocean, Papua New Guinea belongs to Melanesia, a territory that encompasses various diverse islands. Even though the island nation may seem great in size by itself, it is only the eastern portion of New Guinea, and is also expressly known for tropical climate conditions (Author Page Number). According William Standish and Richard T. Jackson, most of the population contains Melanesians and a small quantity of immigrants, with communities sharing common cultures and identical customs (2). As a way of life, residents of Papua New Guinea manage to maintain a
Amazing Wildlife a) Migration of the wildebeest. Come experience the world’s most spectacular natural events b) Experience world with the big five c) Visit the national game parks for animals that are almost extinct like the white rhiros III. Culture a) Africa has a really rich mosaic of tribal cultures with over 300 different groups packed in an area roughly a quarter size of Australia just mention the Eastern Africa Region. b) The Maasai are one of the major tribes’. They are one of the few cultures in East Africa that have .they have been special, and their bright red robes sets them art visually Conclusion I.
The Amazon Rainforest located in Brazil provides the most essential thing for people to live; it provides oxygen. More than 20 percent of the world’s oxygen is produced in this forest. This is a lot of oxygen produced only in one place. This is why the Amazon Rainforest is described as the “Lungs of our Planet”. Brazil faces some problems, but they try to overcome them with even greater success.
Indonesia is the largest island country, the fourteenth largest country in the world by land and the seventh largest globally by both land and sea area. In total, the country has 18,307 islands that hosts the over 261 million people though this figure fluctuates depending on different sources. Major islands include Malaku and Sunda groups of Islands. Sunda Islands hosts the island of Java on which the capital, Jakarta, lies. Indonesian islands are popular for unique beaches, volcanoes, prehistoric items, limestone cliffs, and rich wildlife including forests, elephants, tigers and many others.
2003). Besides, tropical rain forests are home to world’s highest biodiversity including a highly complex and diverse vertebrate fauna (Harmelin-Vivien & Bourliere 1989). However, tropical rain forests are always manipulated and exploited for economic purposes (Mergen, 1981). The tropical rainforests
Kings Park possesses huge collection of plants and birds. There are over 300 species of plants and 80 different species of birds coexisting together in this park. The abundance of fauna and flora of the Kings Park has brought to the people in Perth a beautiful and tranquil space right in the heart of the city. Swan Bell is the largest musical instrument on earth. Designed with a unique architecture to
It has the largest and tallest tree in the world, a 379-foot redwood. A single redwood can hold 34,000 pounds of water by itself. The oldest redwood is about 2,520 years old. That means it was around at the birth of the Roman Republic and was already 500 years old when Rome became an empire. Redwood National Park is a refuge for plants and animals.
The Great Tulip tree is the tallest of the trees, reaching nearly two hundred feet tall. The bark of the Great Tulip is rough, brown, and shows signs of weathering and ignorant tourists, who carve their name in these huge trees. During the spring, the leaves are a bright green, like a freshly polished emerald. The Great Smoky Mountains
Native Amazonians have been around longer than writing, they use the forest to survive (food, shelter, etc.) and I like to argue that, yes they are trying to save their forest but they also contribute to deforestation. If we want these people to continue living in their traditional manner in the rainforest and for us not to lose what used to be 14% of our earth’s land surface, we as people need to act and find other ways of surviving without rapid deforestation. To conclude, we know people aren’t doing much to replant trees at the same or faster rate than the deforestation process, based on the rate at which the rain forest has been deforested in the past 55 years, we know we’ve lost about 8% already and so we know we’re going to lose the forest within Forty Years, (no one expected that when they