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Temperate Forest Biome - The forest a tranquil, peaceful, and relaxing place; what makes a forest these things. Temperate forests are made of many living and nonliving things. By combining these factors the temperate forest biome is made. Temperate forests are not just a boring thing that never moves, they are a thriving landscape given to extensive life that rejuvenates the planet daily. The forest biome is known worldwide. Our own backyards are part of this biome. Temperate forests are located on every continent except Antarctica and Africa....   [tags: Forest Biodiversity]
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The Light In The Forest - The Light In The Forest Conrad Richter's book, The Light In The Forest, is about a boy from Pennsylvania who was adopted into an Indian family. After a long period of time, True Son had to go back to his white family. The ordeal in the story is that he wanted to go back to the Indians and not stay in the white village. When he came back, he made a big mistake and got kicked out of the Indian village. In my opinion, Cuyloga made the most difficult decision in the novel when he decided to send True Son away at the end....   [tags: The Light In The Forest] 389 words
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Robin Hood: The Hero of Sherwood Forest - In the days of King Harry II, Robin Hood was an adventurous, kind gentlemen and good yeoman. For instance, he was the most courteous outlaw in all of Sherwood. Although he did steal from the rich to get his money, it was for a righteous purpose. There were many impecunious people in England, and Robin Hood provided for them. He never kept the money for his own selfish lusts or desires. When the tale of Robin Hood is told, it gives a clear perspective of his fearless, honest, and compassionate heart, making him a true hero....   [tags: robin hood, sherwood forest]
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Current Implementation of Forest Right Act in Jharkhand - Introduction When the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act, 2006, popularly known as ‘Forest Right Act’ came into existence, the Indian government raised the hope among the tribal communities, in terms of the secured livelihood and reduced vulnerability. The highlight behind the enactment of this act was the historic injustice done to forest-dwelling communities, particularly in the tribal areas of India. This act acknowledged the sufferings undergone by the forest dependent people since the initiation of modern forest administration under the British rule and it has been a reason to regret that the same policies were carried forward into independent India....   [tags: Forest Right Act Essays]
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The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter - The Light in the Forest Conrad Richter presents a historic fictional work describing the colonial frontier in The Light in the Forest.  True Son, born as John Butler, was captured by the Lenni Lenape Indians at the age of four.  He was adopted by them and raised as the son of their chief, Cuyloga.  He became a part of the Indian culture.  Later the Indians made a treaty with the whites and all white captives were to be returned to their people, including 15-year-old True Son.  However, True Son had learned to hate the white men and their ways....   [tags: The Light in the Forest] 770 words
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Forest Fires - Review of Literature I. Introduction- Forest Fires According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, Wildfire means “a sweeping and destructive conflagration esp. in a wilderness or a rural area.” Also according to the same dictionary, wilderness means “a tract or region uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings.” Forest Fires happen when there is a drought because branches and twigs die and dry out creating plenty of fuel for a fire. According to the NIFC (National Interagency Fire Center) there are about 105,534 wildfires that occur each year....   [tags: environment, forest fires]
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Inventing Problems in In A Forest of Voices - Inventing Problems in In A Forest of Voices     "Interesting title, nice alliteration, E.B. White, perfect." That's exactly what I thought upon finding "Sootfall and Fallout" in A Forest of Voices. I find it hard to write about another essay, so often there isn't really enough material to use and one is stuck criticizing turns of phrase or punctuation. But White, in this essay, gives the reader plenty of meat to chew, and much of it is hard to digest. His main point seems to be that radiation fallout must be stopped, because the current generation is buying atomic power with the lives of future generations....   [tags: Forest Voices]
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Peter Taylor's The Old Forest - Peter Taylor's The Old Forest Critics have continuously characterized Peter Taylor’s work, as a social critique of the South and how it shows “the effects of cultural inheritance on its people” (Bryant 66). In his story, “The Old Forest,” Taylor examines the regional history and social structures that shaped his own past and how breaking the architecture that has existed for generations is not easily accomplished. Although it takes place in 1937, with progressive girls and college students filling the city of Memphis with intellectualism and open sexuality, the social constructions of the past, most specifically the descendents of plantation owners and rich socialites, are not easily forgo...   [tags: Peter Taylor Old Forest Essays]
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Children of the Forest by Kevin Duffy - "Children of the Forest" by Kevin Duffy "Children of the Forest" is a narrative written by Kevin Duffy. This book is a written testament of an anthropologist's everyday dealings with an African tribe by the name of the Mbuti Pygmies. My purpose in this paper is to inform the reader of Kevin Duffy's findings while in the Ituri rainforest. Kevin Duffy is one of the first and only scientists to have ever been in close contact with the Mbuti. If an Mbuti tribesman does not want to be found, they simply won't be....   [tags: Children Forest Kevin Duffy Africa Essays]
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Analysis of A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter - Analysis of A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter is an amazing story of one Indian boy's will to survive and struggle to overcome many obstacles. A light in the forest is about a white boy who was kidnapped from his family by Indians when he was 4 years old. An Indian couple from the tribe adopted him and raised him as their own son naming him Lenni Quis or True Son. They taught him the religion and customs of the Indian people and he came to live by these customs and to love his new family....   [tags: A Light in the Forest Conrad Richter Essays] 1323 words
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Into The Forest - Into the forest. In the novel ‘into the forest’ the two main characters, Nell and Eva, lived together their entire lives. Although they grew up with together in the same remote place with the same parents, they developed unique personalties and views on life. In the early stages of the novel there are small things that differentiate the two girls. For example, Nell, wants to be thrifty, save and preserve the things, while Eva is prepared to use things to get something done, her thinking isn’t of the future but of now....   [tags: essays research papers] 521 words
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Forest Management Plan for Middlebury Forest - Forest Management Plan for Middlebury Forest Description of the Middlebury Forest (~2 pages of text) The Middlebury forest is a 12.5 hectare tract of land in Middlebury, Vermont that encompasses as diverse array of wildlife and natural beauty. The canopy layer of the Middlebury forest refers to all trees greater than 12cmdbh while the sub-canopy layer refers to all trees between 2.5 and 12.5cm dbh. The data collection by the Bio 140 lab sections in the Gorham 11 LTER plot of the Middlebury forest surveyed and measured a total of 319 different trees (>2.5cmdbh), and 15 different species....   [tags: Forestry, Environmental Management]
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Forest Management: The Forest Stewardship Council - Table of Contents: 1. Introduction to FSC 2. Controlling Entities of the FSC 3. Benefits of FSC accreditation 4. Process of obtaining the FSC certification 5. Problems the FSC pose for South Africa 6. Bibliography   1) Introduction to FSC The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-profit organization which was established in 1993 by multiple stakeholders. The FSC’s primary objective is to positively influence sustainable and responsible forest management in plantations worldwide....   [tags: companies, applicable laws, regulations]
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The Forest of the Monster - ... He turned around so that he could see what was awaiting him… he saw a man figure again, but this time he was a lot closer than ever before, the man he saw much closer wasn’t moving at all, he was just standing there, as if stalking until he had the chance to go in for the kill. The man thought that it would be best just to run from the figure and get out of the forest as soon as possible, but the more the man ran the more he saw the figure, it was as if there were many of them wherever he looked, the man started to slow down to pull out his camera and flashlight, just to record if anything bad happened and anybody need to find him....   [tags: Figure, Woods, Scared] 685 words
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A Creature in the Forest - ... A small, scratched red button was attached to the railing, with a thin black twisted wire reaching up to the roof, presumably controlling the light. The men looked at each other, questioning who would dare do the honours. With sudden impulsiveness, the button was pressed and miraculously glowed green after a long period of inactivity. It took a few seconds, but the light eventually plastered the surrounding walls that plummeted down the the unseen world below. This also revealed a door further along the platform....   [tags: personal narrative] 524 words
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Mystery of the Forest - A.S. Byatt’s Gothic short story investigates the human psyche and its ability to cope with the emotions that come from loss. Byatt organizes her story into three different sections separated by the meetings of the two main characters, Penny and Primrose. The first is the break when the two young girls meet for the first time giving each other someone to hang on to. The second is when they meet again later in their years, at the same location they stayed so many years ago. These meetings are surrounded by severer loss with both the girls....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 745 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of McKibben’s Article, Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest - Rhetorical Analysis of McKibben’s Article, Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest Protecting Hawaii’s rain forest from the invasion of Corporate America is Bill McKibben’s intention as an environmentalist. His 28-paragraph article, “Power Play Endangers Hawaii’s Rain Forest,” appeared in Rolling Stone, a popular culture magazine, on May 31, 1990. He argues that producing power through geothermal drilling harms the Wao Kele o Puna rain forest, the environment, and the people that live nearby....   [tags: Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest] 735 words
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The Challenges of Non-timber Forest Ecosystem Services Approach - ... Forest ecosystem can influence to alteration of rainfall patterns around the world. He then compare forests to a sponge that soak up overwhelming water in wet season, and release it gradually in dry season. For example, In the United States of America, Krieger estimates that around 75% of surface water in this country except Alaska comes from forest. Water from healthy forests contains less suspended materials, has a high content of oxygen, and a low temperature (Swank, n.d.). In order to sustain high quality water supply, it need to maintain forest ecosystem services in regulating water cycle....   [tags: maintaining natural processes within forests]
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The Symbolism of the Forest in The Scarlet Letter - “She had wandered, without rules or guidance, in a moral wilderness: as vas, as intricate and shadowy, as the untamed forest” (180). Nature plays an essential part in this American Romance novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter. The forest is a prominent factor symbolizing many ideas about nature’s relationship with man, as an individual and a society. The narrator does so by simply narrating about events and characters before, during and after the forest scenes. The narrator also displays the people’s feelings towards the forest and nature in general....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Essays]
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The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri Forest - The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri Forest The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri forest in central Africa are foragers who use a combination of foraging, net hunters, and archers. Their kinship, social organization, and gender relations make them a unique band. Even though they live in the rainforest of equatorial Africa with hardly any possessions, they are happy, peaceful people. The pygmies are small people who are typically less than five feet tall. The Mbuti have lived in the Ituri forest for many thousands of years....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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Temperate Deciduous Forest and Missouri - Warsaw, Missouri holds the record for both the coldest and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Missouri ("Missouri Facts and Trivia"). The temperate deciduous forest is home to unique ecosystems and plentiful wildlife and vegetation. The temperature and precipitation in this biome is not too high or too low, hence the word temperate in the name. The terrain in the temperate deciduous biome has a great effect on the adaptations of the living organisms in the area. Missouri belongs in the temperate deciduous forest biome because both regions have similar climate, locations, terrain, flora, and fauna....   [tags: temperature, biome, precipitation, ecosystem]
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Deconstructing of Forest and Woodland - ... Different from English, in Spanish the terms “woodland” and “forest” usually mean the same. From the Latin foresta, derived afterwards to the Portuguese word floresta, related to the word “flower”. The Real Academia Española (2014) poorly defines bosque as “a site populated with trees and shrubs”. The Encyclopaedia Britannica (2014) defines forest as a “complex ecological system in which trees are the dominant life-form”. FAO (2000, 2012) defines forest as “lands of more than 0.5 hectares, with a tree canopy cover of more than ten percent, which are not primarily under agricultural or urban land use....   [tags: ecosystems, resources, sustainability] 1003 words
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The Light in the Forest by Conrad RIchter - ... True Son, was very unhappy about this and fought hard against going, but his Indian father gave him back. He was released to the army. Also there, a guy named Del. He used to live with the Indians, so he already knew how to speak their different language. Eventually, they all arrived in Pennsylvania, where True son finally got to meet his real dad. His white dad. True son then discovers that his real name is actually, John Butler. True Son, without giving his real dad a chance, immediately decides that he hates him....   [tags: pure indian, true songs] 522 words
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Chaos in Order: Nature of Forest - Chaos in Order It is important to understand the nature of forest in Shakespeare plays because it plays a major role in differentiating the purpose of multiple settings in varies plays. Forests have historically been special because they are lands that belonged to the king as a place for leisure (Asselin 11 Oct. 2013). The idea of carnivalesque usually comes to mind when something is associated with forest as it is also a place for inversion and reversal of hierarchy (Asselin 11 Oct. 2013). Forest in Elizabethan era is seen as a place in which there is a distinct difference with the city as the former is considered to be wild and the latter to be civilized (Asselin 11 Oct....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Rome]
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The Oak Forest, Illinois Community - ... The village of Oak Forest was incorporated in 1947 and the city was incorporated in 1971. Cook County Infirmary, also known as Oak Forest Hospital, was built in 1910 to serve the poor, indigent and mentally ill. The hospital was a major factor in the growth of the community. Over its history, it served as a poor house, a tuberculosis sanitarium and eventually developed into a regional medical center providing a range of medical services. The hospital was closed in 2011 and converted to an outpatient care clinic....   [tags: history, services, things, do, heating] 527 words
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth - John Adam's once said: “Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” This quote is perfect for describing how a dystopia might come to be. Oftentimes, dystopias are a fictional universe where the world has been distorted (What is Dystopian Literature?). Dystopian societies often include a shift in control and a hero who recognizes that this society is indeed corrupt (What is Dystopian Literature?). Generally there is an unresolved climax at the end of the story where the hero might fail to succeed, but gives hope to the future (What is Dystopian Literature)....   [tags: power, society, utopia]
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Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems - Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems Amid growing concerns about increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, mitigation techniques that reduce levels of greenhouse gases are receiving attention as a possible remedy for climate change. Forest ecosystems play an important role in the global carbon cycle, but there are still questions about how significant of a role they play and how manipulating management plans affects a forested area’s carbon sequestration potential. Various factors such as land-use history, age of a forest stand, and potential feedback processes must all be taken into account when determining if forests are a feasible method of climate change miti...   [tags: Ecosystems] 2418 words
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The Yanomamo of the Amazon Forest - The Yanomamo’s or also referred as Yanomami and Yanomama, are a group of nearly 35,000 indigenous people who live in some approximately 200 villages in the Amazon rainforest of South America between Venezuela and Brazil. Like most other tribes the Yanomamo migrated across the passages between Asia and America about 15,000 years ago making their way down to South America and is one of the last ancient cultures still remaining. The meaning of Yanomamo is “Human Being.” The Yanomamo are made up of four subdivisions within their tribe and have their own language which consists of: The Sanema which live in the Northern Sector, the Ninam which live in the southeastern sector, the Yanomam that liv...   [tags: indigenous civilizations] 1360 words
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Biodiversity in the Forest System - ... Plus, the same concept also applies to plants: bear and berry, rabbit and lettuce, grasshopper and leaf. Predators and preys are strongly bonded with each other thus unusual conditions of either of them will resulted in huge effect on the other one. In another word, we do not want to see an imbalance between predators and preys. Furthermore, one of the species will suffer population collapse and the ecosystem will be affected. For example, there are some stories talking about one species, usually carnivorous predators, are being excessively hunted therefore the preys’ population boost....   [tags: condition, role, relationships] 657 words
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Children Forbidden in the Forest - ... "Able, is that you. This ain't right . . . destroying private property . . . no social conscience whatsoever . . . Are you listening to me?. Able!" Able braced her arm against the door and made as if to peer through the peephole, crooning, "...Whooooo isssss itttt?" Through the small glass lens she spied the distorted face of her cousin, Annmarie, of the oh-so-straitlaced guard. How utterly inconvenient. There was a horrendously strident scream: "ABLE!" Followed up with another far-reaching pause, then, "...Able who?" She shuffled side-to-side and pivoted the door defensively as her cousin attempted to sneak her perky nose around it....   [tags: personal narrative] 1075 words
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The Wake Forest Experience - The Wake Forest Experience Wake Forest University serves an institute for higher learning, eminent for its top-notch academic reputation and its service in the community. With the goal of educating and advancing the entire individual, Wake Forest University stands as the school of choice for a plethora of high school graduates, including myself. With all of these aspects in consideration, my goal is to take advantage of every opportunity that this school presents, whether it be educational, community service, etc....   [tags: Personal Experience] 975 words
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Environment and Forest Lost - ... And do we know that over the past decades the rate that we are going with deforestation provides calculations that by 2040 there will be no rainforest left. There is a glimpse of light on earth and in our generation as studies shown that our solutions to these problems are simple and cheap. That solution is our key to a better and greener earth and the solution is DONOT DEVELOPED THESE BIOLOGICAL SENSITIVE AREAS. Economic activities near the coast are the main reasons that caused destruction of the undeveloped old growth tropical rain forest and the coral reef....   [tags: limestone, plants, marine, coral reefs] 2112 words
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A Day in the Forest - A Day in the Forest It was a calm, overcast day, and I found myself resting at the side of a large oak tree, admiring the beauty of the woods that surrounded me. The sunless sky covered the woods over the treetops which created a canopy over my head. The crimson and auburn foliage was a magnificent sight, as this was the season known as Fall. There was a gentle breeze, creating the single sound of rustling leaves. The leaves appeared as though they were dying to fall out of the tree and join their companions on the forest floor....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 466 words
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Forest Restoration - Many people do not understand the definition of restoration. Restoration of the forest is returning it to its most natural state. However, the forest is not a single use area; it houses some of the most important recourses on Earth. Furthermore, it generates revenue for more than one industry in the United States economy. There are two types of restoration, active and passive but, the focus of this paper is to describe some of the most common active restoration techniques and how it positively influences the environment and economy There are many ways and techniques of restoration some using heavy machinery and some using no equipment at all....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Forest Biodiversity Loss - 1. Introduction In many communities worldwide, people depend on forests, for fuel wood-gathering, harvesting of wood and non-wood forest products, for larger-scale commercial purposes, habitat for more than half the world’s terrestrial species, clean water, and other important ecosystem services (De Groot et al., 2002, Santangeli et al., 2013, Chhatre and Agrawal, 2009). However, the forest biodiversity is continuously undergoing loss which directly or indirectly contributes to forest ecosystems being transformed and in some cases irreversibly degraded....   [tags: sustainability, management, conservation program]
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Rain Forest Destruction - “‘Deforestation hits hardest in tropical forests, those vast tracts bordering the equator’” (as stated by Cooper, 1991, September 20). Through out 1990-2007, only three different rainforest have shown a moderate decrease in forest destruction (Newsweek, 2009, December 14). With this information, people around the world will know how important it is to refrain from destroying the forests. If scientists continue to explain the importance of the rain forests leaders of the world will stop most destruction to the rainforests....   [tags: Conservation]
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Biocentric Forest Management - Aldo Leopold’s biocentric view of forest conservation shows that the land ethics is “an evolutionary possibility and ecological necessity.” (Aldo Leopold 1949) In Leopold’s words and our current social status, land is considered as property, but not a part of biotic community. In this case, the forestry management in British Columbia is deemed to compete with community, which needs to change into cooperation with community. The process and purpose of conservation education in our provincial institutions; for forests resources have been the main source of income and economic developments for over a century in British Columbia, the government has involved in forestry and land management for ye...   [tags: Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic]
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The Effects of Forest Fires on Local Flora - Plants, trees, and other similar organisms constitute the community of a forest. These plants and trees stand together on a common soil ground, where they populate around each other to establish a full-fledged, bright green forest. Many factors can harm this forest community and annihilate the organisms that live there. One of the most devastating events is forest fires, which result in drastic environmental and biological changes. In the environmental aspect, the forest fire heats up the soil, causing chemical and physical changes of the soil composure....   [tags: Botany, Forestry]
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Non-Timber Forest Products - ... In developing countries such as Philippines, India, Vietnam and China, NTFPs, including handcrafted products and various categories of food and medical plants, could be one of the major income sources for people living in rural areas which are away from towns but close to forests. People who usually live in urban areas generally do not have a clear sense of what NTFPs exactly look like and how they are introduced to market. Most of the information we know about it is from media, not real experiences....   [tags: deforestation, environment, timber, trees] 679 words
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Rain Forest Degradation - The opinions and values about the devastation of our natural rain forests vary between each individual. The amount of thought processes and the amount of work needed is, honestly, unbelievable. But, it is not the decision that the younger generation has to make. It is up to those older, more responsible, and actually in that field of study. However, it does not stop this generation from expressing their opinions about the destruction of the rainforests. Some people wonder if the destruction of these rainforests should be prohibited....   [tags: Conservation ]
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The Forest in A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - Only in the forest do women exercise power. How far do you agree with this statement. The forest in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is used as a green space, a place where the social norms don’t apply. At the time of writing, Shakespearean England was ruled by a female monarch, Queen Elizabeth the 1st who was only the 2nd queen of England in their own right. This power held by a woman at the time was not the norm, women were subservient of men. Hermia has been promised to Demetrius by her father; however she is unwilling to marry him as she is in love with Lysander....   [tags: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essays]
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Common Mycorrhizal Network in the Forest Ecosystem - ... 3). From this point of view might be the whole forest a single living system of multiple plant species nodes interconnected by fungal links and sharing the mineral nutrients, carbohydrates, water and maybe even information (Simard et al., 2012). Plant communities interconnected by CMNs might exhibit a higher seedlings survival rate (Nara, 2006) and increasement of the whole ecosystem stability. AM mycelial networks The Glomeromycota have a coenocytic mycelium, which allows free mobility of numerous nuclei in the cytoplasmatic content, within one fungal individual....   [tags: fungi, interconnected, nutrients] 545 words
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The Forest Children: Mbuti Pygmy Tribe - ... The most common animals that are hunted are small animals, deer, wild boar, and the occasional elephant and hippopotamus. Their hunting process is called “Net Hunting,” a group will set up nets in plants and trees that are undetectable for animals. Then, the women and children drive the game towards the nets by making noises and movements. At the nets are the men waiting with bow n’ arrows and spears for when the animal gets stuck in the net. By capturing the animals in nets, it is easier to attack it rather than chancing it down....   [tags: culture, rainforest, hunting]
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Arthur's Knights and The Light Beyоnd The Forest - The Light Beyоnd The Forest Introductiоn This stоry features the exploits оf the many well-known knights оf King Arthur's Round Table -- Lancelot, Percival, Bоrs, Gawain, and Galahad -- each оf whom seeks tо find the cup оf the Last Supper. The Arthurian knights, who sat with King Arthur around a circular table, became the focal point оf fellowship between knights. Some оf them are famous as heroes and champiоns оf just cause (Pyle, 84-89). In theоry, they were brothers; however, jealousy, envy and hatred existed with the fellowship....   [tags: Chivalry, round table, King Arthur] 1320 words
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Genetic Modification of Forest Tree Species - Biotechnology can be defined as a “collection of tools for modifying tree physiology and genetics to aid breeding, propagation and research” (Burdon and Libby 2006). These tools include the use of tissue culture, genetic engineering (genetic modification) and the use of genetic markers for marker assisted breeding (Harry and Strauss 2010). Tissue culture is the process of growing plants in a cultured medium under controlled conditions from small plant parts. The plants produced in this manner are then transferred to the greenhouse and then grow....   [tags: bioengineering, biotechnology]
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A Magical Forest - A Magical Forest The sun is high above me and I walk into the forest in front of me, which I hear calling me. I hear birds chirping and twittering, singing a song. This makes me wonder about birds and where their songs come from. How ancient the song I am hearing really is. As I take a step into the forest, I notice at first the trees, stretching high above the ground, as if in competition with one another, to see who will reach the sky first. Their roots are long and strong, going deep under the ground, indicating that they have lived in the area for a long time, for centuries....   [tags: Papers] 674 words
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A State Forest - A State Forest Last autumn, while on a trip, I decided to walk through a State Forest. This huge forest enriches the countryside not far from town and was a place where indians held hunting rights until recently. Little streams, ancient trees, shaded paths, and hidden places are some of the physical attributes which make the State Forest an enchanting place. I wandered leisurely along the shadowy paths, enjoying the peaceful surroundings. With only the songs of birds for company, I felt completely isolated from the crowds and traffic as I walked over the deep carpet of leaves....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 793 words
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The Rain Forest - The Rain Forest      The destruction of the rainforest is a problem that the people of the world can not continue to ignore. 14 percent of the Earth's land used to be covered by rainforests yet this number has dropped significantly to only about 6 percent (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html). Rainforests provide the people of the world with many necessities, some of which would no longer be available if rainforests did not exist. In the last 50 years, rainforests have declined at a terrifying speed of 150 acres per minute or 75 million acres per year (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html)....   [tags: Ecology Environment Research Papers]
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Lost Forests and Their Impact - ... Without trees, more carbon and greenhouse gasses will enter the atmosphere and increase the speed of global warming. In addition, removing trees deprives the forests of canopy, which blocks sunlight during the day and maintains warmth at night. However, the most dramatic impact from deforestation would be the loss of habitat and biodiversity. A majority of earth’s land plants and animals (around 70%) live in forests and many cannot survive outside of their natural habitats. Furthermore, forests also house rare, undiscovered animals and new plant species that could be used in medical research....   [tags: forest acres, deforestation, human life]
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The Forest's Symbolisim in The Scarlet Letter - A Refuge from Prosecution: The Forest in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a tale of constant trial and punishment. For Hester Prynne, there is no escape from the shame and belittlement she has been forced to endure within puritan society. However, like the puritans who had escaped prosecution by migrating from England to the New World, characters in The Scarlet Letter can escape the prosecution of puritan society by visiting the forest. It is a symbolic realm that embodies freedom and privacy, and the only sanctuary for those who seek liberty to express their true nature, whether it be through acts of love, or heresy....   [tags: essays research papers] 984 words
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The Comparison Of Forest Of Ar - The Comparison of Forest of Arden versus Forest of Eden It is the innate desire of man to seek a place of freedom, .an utopia, which allows him to escape into fantasies and away from the hardships of reality. In the play 'As you like it'; by William Shakespeare, the playwright indirectly compares the Forest of Arden to the Forest of Eden by exploring the theme of illusions, the idea of the forest as a place of refuge and Arden's mystical powers. The two forests are not only related by the fact that they sound similar but the many imageries and ideas that were mentioned in the play are somewhat related to the story of Genesis....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 words
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The Freedom of the Forest in The Scarlet Letter - Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels, otherwise, the emotion builds up until they become volatile. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, life centers on a rigid Puritan society which does not allow open self-expression, so the characters have to seek alternate means in order to relieve their personal anguishes and desires. Luckily, Hawthorne provides such a sanctuary in the form of the mysterious forest. The forest is a sanctuary because it allows the freedom to love, the freedom to express emotions, the freedom for sympathy and the freedom to be one’s self....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 1454 words
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Deforestation of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil - When the Portuguese landed in Brazil 500 years ago the sight that greeted them was of a huge rain forest, which then ran along much of Brazil’s Atlantic coast. In more recent times, there has been an outcry over the destruction of the much larger Amazon forest. But its devastation is nothing compared to Brazil’s Atlantic forest. About 86% of Brazil’s Amazon forest is still intact but only about 7% of the Atlantic forest remains. In this paper, I will explain why the Atlantic forest was destroyed, why deforestation happens, and the effects of rain forest destruction and the effect it is having on the Earth....   [tags: Deforestation Essays] 755 words
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Applied Uses of Remote Sensing In Forestry and Forest Management - Remote Sensing is a technology that can offer data and information across an extremely broad range of topics, making it an invaluable tool to researchers, scientists, and many people across the world today. One such invaluable use of remote sensing is in the application of forestry. In the past, scientists used to collect data on the ground from a relatively small section of a forest, and assume that their data would be an accurate representation of the forest as a whole. Today, studying forests hands-on is mostly done as ground truthing for data originally collected by remote sensing....   [tags: Severe Deforestation, Infected Trees]
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Tropical Forest Ecosystems Help to Stabalize the Climate - ... If one measures the photosynthesis, or captures the litterfall of leaves, branches, fruit and other plant parts to the forest floor, one finds the production of tropical evergreen forests to be roughly double that of temperate forests (Unknown). Trees and other plants are able to grow abundantly in the rain forest. What makes humid tropical forests so productive is the combination of high temperatures, light, and rainfall year-round (good growing conditions), coupled with especially efficient nutrient recycling (Unknown)....   [tags: organisms, endangered, pollution] 587 words
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Mellorik and Pretty Girl: A Fantasy Story Chapter - ... As the dragons moved inward, other species were displaced, and he was to check on the Great Eastern Forest. And perhaps learn why he and his brethren hadn’t learned how deep the trouble went until this late date. The great Eastern Forest stretched for hundreds of miles, and covered most of the eastern part of Haven. Hundreds of miles of gently rolling ground covered by old trees, rich in Nymphs and Fauns and Unicorns, and several towns of Wood Elves. The Wood Elves stayed mostly to the southern edge of the forest....   [tags: Forest, Horse] 616 words
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The Amazon Forest is Disappearing - The Amazon Forest is Disappearing Nine countries share the Amazon rain forest: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia and Suriname. The Amazon forest is the largest rain forest ecosystem of the world (Brazil picks Amazon site for sustainable logging, 1998), with 5.5 million square kilometers (The Rape of the Amazon), where also live peasants and indigenous people. The Amazon forest is source of great biodiversity and goods, which is really important for human being....   [tags: Geography Ecology Essays]
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Features and Consequences of the Forest Rights Act in India - ... • Ownership rights for the tribal claimants and other forest dwellers with maximum of 4 hectares • Ownership of houses constructed on forestland for living perpetually. • Right to rehabilitation due to forcible displacement and illegal eviction. • Granting intellectual property rights over the traditionally enjoyed forest resources, cultural diversity excluding hunting, to the forest dwellers. 2.1 Procedure for Implementation of the act: The act gives the gram sabha as the authority to determine the nature and extent of individual and community rights granted to ST’s and forest dwellers within the jurisdiction and passes a resolution to the sub-divisional committee....   [tags: property, tribes, community] 1868 words
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Effects of Wildfires on Forest Ecosystems - Ecological Restoration of Forests and Fires One of the most predominate ecosystems is the forest community. Covering about one-fourth of the land area on Earth, forests consist mainly of trees and other woody vegetation, growing closely together. The trees can be large and densely packed, as they are in the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, or they can be relatively small and sparsely scattered, as they are in the dry tropical forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Forests are complex ecosystems that also include “soils and decaying organic matter, fungi and bacteria, herbs and shrubs, vines and lichens, ferns and mosses, insects and spiders, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals, and...   [tags: essays research papers] 1979 words
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The Scafolding Vs. The Forest - Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, a dark tale of sin and redemption, centers on the small Puritan community of Boston during the seventeenth century. In the center of this bustling community is the market place. With in it are all the central features of the town, the most symbolic of these is the scaffold. Many a soul is scarred upon this scaffold. It is a place of intense scrutiny and upon it, reality comes into a brutal light. In exceptional contrast to the scaffold is the forest beyond the town....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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The Forbidden Forest - Original Writing - The Forbidden Forest - Original Writing "Mom. Johnny’s not helping me get ready for dinner!" exclaimed my sister at the top of her puny but blatant lungs. "Yes, I am." I called upstairs to the room where my mother lay in a soundless slumber. "Would you shut-up. She’s resting, you know. She is exhausted!" I tried to whisper to my sister, Emma. My mother worked two jobs to keep us alive. Six years had passed since the day my father died. Nobody really knows how he died, but from what my mom told me, Emma the curious little girl that she was, and still is, walked into the terrifying, damp forest across the condensed street....   [tags: Papers] 1105 words
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A Forest Fated to Do Things “As You Like It” - What flows better than the number three. The Three Little Pigs, the Three Amigos, Goldilocks and the Three Bears; authors tend to write using the archetype pattern of the number three. Even fate can came in a number of three. Patterns make stories predictable yet realistic. Shakespeare displayed both archetype and anti-archetype patterns in the comedy As You Like It. The Forest of Arden served to grant those who knew what they longed for: It brought happiness to all who entered in and open-minded lovers were married, brothers were reunited, and dukedoms were restored....   [tags: Archetype Pattern, Joyful Theme]
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Between The Forest And Greed - Between The Forest and Greed Within the past decade there has been a rising "environmentally conscious" movement. The spectrum of issues in contention by environmentalism has expanded virulently and is reaching its zenith. Public dissatisfaction with the environmental movement is forming, as the movement has taken the fight for the environment too far. Donella Meadows is an environmentalist who has yet to fully think about the issue she is arguing. In her piece "Not Seeing the Forest for the Dollar Bills," she takes an almost infantile approach to the logging industry and the concept of clear cutting....   [tags: essays research papers] 917 words
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Success Rates of the Re-establishment of the Fynbos in the Tokai Forest - ... Majority of the indigenous fynbos was destroyed when the urbanization of the Cape happened, including the beginning of the planting of the commercial pine. The removing of the commercial should provide a small increase in the quantity of the natural fynbos however it has to be watched strictly in order to generate an increase in the Cape Flat Sand Fynbos. (https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/EnvironmentalResourceManagement/publications/Documents/Biodiv_fact_sheet_06_CapeFlatsSandFyn_2011-03.pdf) • Quadrat technique for research: Quadrat studying is a technique used when gathering information about a specific plant life when it is in its stages of youth....   [tags: environmental effects of commercial pine]
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Destruction Of The Rain Forest - The Destruction of the Earth’s Rain Forests “In the time you can read this sentence, eight acres of tropical rain forest will have been bulldozed and burned out of existence” (Bloyd 49). However, this destruction has been neglected and overlooked for years. Many people do not understand the long-term consequences of losing the earth’s rain forests. The rain forests have provided people with many natural resources and medicines. The benefits that rain forests provide to people will be destroyed if the depletion continues to be disregarded....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Roman Empire History: The Battle of Teutoburg Forest - I. Introduction The Battle of Teutoburg Forest was a critical battle in the history of the Roman Empire and in the formation of the German state. This battle took place during the reign of Augustus in 9 AD during the time of the Roman Empire expansion. The fall of the Romans in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest was the consequence of several mistakes and strategic blunders by the Roman general Varus and his superiors in Rome. This paper will outline these mistakes as well as the strategic advantages that Arminius exploited on behalf of the Germanic tribes that successfully pushed back the Romans from the forest....   [tags: barbarian lands, german territories]
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Forest Biomes: Complex Ecologic Systems in the World - ... Grasslands have dark soil that is rich in nutrient, therefore the plants can get balanced nutrients and lands can be used for farming. Animals like horses, rabbits, deer, and sparrows can be found in grassland biomes. As a result, it will not be hard to survive in grassland biomes. Deserts cover about 20% of the earth and there are four major types of desert, hot and dry, semiarid, costal, and cold. The temperature in desert differs a lot between daytime and night; it can be really hot during the day and really cold at night....   [tags: savannas, grassland biomes] 585 words
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The Role of the Forest in Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It - William Shakespeare often compares imagination and reality in his plays. He explores this comparison through the role and purpose of the forests in Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It. Midsummer Night's Dream focuses on imagination and escape, while As You like It focuses on reality and self discovery. Imagination plays a key role in Midsummer Night's Dream. Puck, a fairy servant and friend of Oberon watches six Athenian men practice a play to be performed for Theseus wedding in the forest....   [tags: compare contrast]
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Misery, Trauma and Isolation in The Thing in the Forest by A.S Wyatt - Misery, trauma, and isolation all have connections to the war time settings in “The Thing in the Forest.” In the short story, A.S. Byatt depicts elements captured from both fairy tale and horror genres in war times. During World War II, the two young girls Penny and Primrose endure the 1940s Blitz together but in different psychological ways. In their childhood, they learn how to use gas masks and carry their belongings in oversized suitcases. Both Penny and Primrose suffer psychologically effects by being isolated from their families’ before and after the war....   [tags: Fantasy, War,Struggles]
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The Harvest In A Spiritual Journey: Jane Goodall's "In The Forest Of Gombe" - ... Goodall refers "I heard sounds of greetings as Fifi and her family joined Melissa and hers" (147). Through this process, she finds many precious qualities of chimpanzees. Chimpanzee have a variety of postures and gestures to communicate with others. The core of this finding is that chimpanzees not only have family ambience, but also have a friendship. Such behaviors and thinkings are almost the same with human beings. However, people cannot only pay attention to chimp's resemblances. The most pressing problem is how humans and other creatures get along well....   [tags: chimpanzees, death, religion] 1401 words
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Green Mountain National Forest - Green Mountain National Forest The Green Mountain National Forest, established in 1932, is Vermont’s only National Forest. It is managed in the spirit of multiple uses, including recreational activities, logging and watershed protection and management. An ecosystems management approach has recently been adopted by the U.S. Forest Service in maintaining the forest. In 1964 the Congress of the United States passed the Wilderness Act in an attempt to set aside, in the words of the act, "an area where earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man"; the lands designated as wilderness areas were to be "affected primarily by nature." Six areas, totaling 59,598 acres of the Green Mountain...   [tags: Essays Papers] 379 words
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White Mountain National Forest - White Mountain National Forest Legend has it that the White Mountains received their name from early sailing visitors to New England who saw the distant snow capped peaks in the distance as the sailed south along the coast. The White Mountain National Forest was established to protect these mountains in 1911. This followed the passage of the Weeks Act, due in large part to public outcry, which allowed the federal government to purchase private land East of the Mississippi River to create parks for public use....   [tags: Essays Papers] 433 words
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Forest Soils on Acid - Forest Soils on Acid Forest ecosystems are important both ecologically and economically. It is arguable that the most fundamental dynamic of the forest ecosystem is the forest soil. The acidity of forest soils can alter the chemistry, biota, and hydraulics of the soil, and thus, alter the soil formation characteristics and the soil composition. It follows that the acidification of forest soils demands a great deal of research and attention. Forest soils are commonly found to have pH readings of 4-6, even in areas of moderate to low acid deposition (Binkley et al, p....   [tags: Ecology Nature Environmental Papers]
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Destruction of Rain Forest - “In every sense, a standing rain forest supplies more economic wealth than if it were cleared … yet deforestation continues at an alarming rate.” (Tropical Rain Forest Coalition, 1996). Rain Forests have played a significant role in shaping modern biology. The destruction of the rain forests will determine the fate of all species humans plants and animals. Many people do not understand the long- term consequences of losing the earth’s rain forests. They have provided all living beings with many natural resources and medicines....   [tags: essays research papers] 1192 words
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Udzungwa Forest and Waterfall - Udzungwa Forest and Waterfall Ecological succession is the process of community change and development of an ecological structure over time. This is normally caused by disturbances within the landscape, such as climate change, or external factors such as fire, trampling or pollution. Despite these changes, a structure continues to grow and develop. There are mainly two types of succession: primary succession and secondary succession. Primary succession is the process of life colonizing areas that have never been colonized (such as a cooling field of lava) , while secondary succession is the re-establishment of species into an area that once contained a biologic...   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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National Forest - National Forest There are many National Forests in the United States, and they are spread over the whole country. National Forest also have a huge variety of climates. Ranging from the very cold weather of the Chugach National Forest in Alaska to the warm weather of the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana or even to the intermediate weather like our on Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio. National Forest are also very helpful towards humans and the way we live. On the other side of the hand they may also be harmful to us....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Forest Management - Forest management is the maintaining and management of not only the trees in the forest, but the streams, habitat, watersheds, and even the decaying trees or logs on the forest floor. Managing our forests is not only important to the wildlife, but to our future economy and way of life. We need to continue to save the Oregon forests and help the ecosystems within them because human beings are also part of the ecosystem. By using forest management, it can help certain species of wildlife. Some species of birds, such as the pileated woodpecker, which need large snags to build nest cavities(7)....   [tags: essays research papers] 942 words
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Forest Fires - In the year 2000, fire fighters battled raging infernos as some of the worst wildfires in 50 years rampaged across a dozen states. Not only were these fires the worst in half a century, but they may be the worst ever recorded. In a single week in mid August, 86 major wildfires were raging in a dozen states from Arizona and California up to Colorado and Wyoming to Montana, Oregon and South Dakota. Five million acres of land burned, more then double the annual average for the past decade. A controlled fire six miles southwest of Los Alamos that was implemented as a fire prevention measure would not stop....   [tags: essays research papers] 334 words
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Views on the Topic of Reed's Book Forest Dweller, Forest Protectors - Views on the Topic of Reed's Book Forest Dweller, Forest Protectors Many of the countries of South America have experienced severe balance of payments deficits. In order to encourage development and solve these problems, the governments have engaged in misguided and largely unsuccessful development projects in the rain forests. Ranchers have cleared the forests to raise cattle. Colonization projects have brought small farmers into regions that were once virgin forest. The farming practices that were developed in temperate regions are not very successful in these areas....   [tags: Environment] 869 words
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The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest - The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest        The Amazon Rain Forest crosses several national boundaries in South America, although the majority of it is located in Brazil. It covers over 3,562,000 acres, making it the largest in the world. But globally, over 138,600 acres of rain forest are lost each year to deforestation, 50,000 of those in Brazil alone (Holdsforth), and the world's rain forests are quickly disappearing. Deforestation in the Amazon occurs primarily for three reasons: clear-cutting, fragmentation, and edge effects....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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