It is scary to think about the consequences we may suffer. Once all of these magnificent forests are gone the green house gas levels will increase and we also don’t know all of the harmful effects that this may cause. We need to do everything possible to develop a way to better manage the destruction of our rainforest before it is to late! Summary As our population grows every year, we lose very valuable resources. People are continuously reducing the biodiversity of our planet.
Deforestation should be banned Deforestation is an issue all over the world. It harmfully affects everything in a way or other, including the ecosystem, human beings, and the animals that live in the forests. The outcomes of cutting down thousands of trees increases as human beings increase in their population, and the long-term results can be shocking as more and more species of animals become endangered. I have three reasons why deforestation should be banned. Firstly, Deforestation cause loss of habitat for millions of species.
Loss of Habitat One of the most influential causes for the mass decline in great apes is due to habitat loss. Habitat loss includes the clearing out of forests for agriculture, timber extraction, and fuel wood. The orangutan may be in the most trouble because of this. The last large groups of these primates are located in the large rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia. These forests are currently being destroyed by illegal loggers, planters, and also by forest fires.
A main aspect of this issue is that it destroys habitats for important species, causing extinction and endangerment. The Golden Lion Tamarin, one of the most endangered species in the world, is in jeopardy of disappearing with the rainforest. Their habitats have been fragmented into small, unconnected areas and their food sources limited (Lang). Once the golden lion tamarins disappear, it can no longer fulfill its niche and the entire system is threatened. For thousands of years, humans have cut forests for agricultural purposes like planting crops, raising livestock and obtaining essential goods.
Humans are dangerous for forests because they destroyed forests in such ways as cutting down the trees that provide the ecosystem in their forest, illegal logging that using the timber for factories, farming for provide human food supply, and for agriculture as well. Furthermore, reason for most of cutting down the trees or deforestation is money. Many economists and environmentalists still have different opinions between how they can manage the forests in the future. Economists would think we have enough natural resources or forests that we can use for anything. On the other hand, environmentalists think using too much forests or natural resources for any demands or commodities will impact native animals and plants life.
Fifty-percent of the rainforest is destroyed due to slash n burn. “Slash n burn is the process of cutting down the vegetation in a particular plot of land and then setting fire to the remaining foliage (Steif).” “Twenty-years from now Costa Rica will no longer have any rainforest (Jamie).” Farmers everywhere have to move on and destroy more and more every year. The second largest cause is logging. Logging causes a lot of destruction. The wood we use for everyday life comes from logging.
this means the population will take some time to grow. ("EDGE of Existence.") Deforestation's Effects on the Sloth Population The sloth population in South America is being decimated by deforestation. If the deforestation is not stopped sloths will lose their habitat and become extinct. Deforestation, if not controlled, will destroy not only sloths but countless other unique species indigenous to the South American rainforests.
Humans must stop cutting down the trees in the amazon rainforest because it leads to many plants and animals being harmed and losing their homes, many people being harmed, and environment of the Amazon being destroyed. One reason that people should stop cutting down the rainforest is because many plants and animals are being harmed and losing their homes. The Amazon is home to many more than half of the world’s specimen of plants and animals. Over 70% of the rainforest’s animals and plants live on the subcanopy, or the second highest level of the trees. When you destroy even one tree, many plants and animals, either die or have to find new homes.
Tropical Deforestation: The Destruction of Importance About 18.7 million acres of forest are lost every year (“Deforestation”). The governments in the tropics are destroying the forests, and thus hurting everyone and everything else. They are damaging a piece of the earth that is essential, not only to humans, but to animals as well. Countries that are cutting down these forests, let them regrow, and thus allow the threat to be alleviated. Destroying these tropical forests hurts the animals living there, kills off species of plants, damages the lifestyles of those living in and around them, destroys efficiency in food production, and alters the weather around the globe.
Moreover, the production of charcoal and over-grazing is considered to be causes of extinction in Himalaya (WWF, 2011a).Many Himalayans depend on farm animals for their living but do not have enough food for them; as a result, large numbers of grazers are found in the forests destroying the future of the forest (WWF, 2011a). In addition, WWF (2011a) claimed that poaching and illegal trade in wildlife is one of the main causes of extinction to the endemic species in the region. Because of high commercial value, some critically endangered species such as tiger and rhino are poached. Other species like deer are poached for their meat (WWF, 2011a). Similarly, fish poaching is considered to be a threat on the biodiversity because the poachers contaminate the river when they use nets and poison to get the fish (WWF, 2011a).