The Controversy of Deforestation Environmental issues affect every life on this planet from the smallest parasite to the human race. There are many resources that humans and animal needs to survive; some of the most obvious resources come from the forests. Forests make up a large percentage of the globe. The forests have global implications not just on life but on the quality of it. Trees improve the quality of the air that species breath, determine rainfall and replenish the atmosphere.
Forests are important in maintaining biodiversity. Forests take a big role on the air circulation, maintaining water quality, and providing basic human needs and contribute to the culture and recreation. However, there are many problems that could make forest disappeared. The problem for many forests in the world is human. 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.
Not only do the forests provide some people with homes, but also provides a popular setting for ecotourism, which includes hiking, camping, bird watching and other outdoor adventure or nature study activities. All these activities and products the forests provide us are at great risk from deforestation. Not only do forests provide us with all this but also protect soil from erosion and reduces the risks of landslides and avalanches. Trees help sustain freshwater supplies therefore are an important factor in the availability of one of life’s basic needs. Forests affect the climate and are also a very important source of oxygen.
We need our trees for many things like tools, oxygen, and life to the world we live in. There are many other things that trees do for us but those are just the basics. With all these wildfires and logging going on, life wouldn't exist if all our trees disappear. Deforestation is not only hurting the forest but many other places and things. We rely on trees and so do our natural habitat.
The road development itself causes a limited amount of deforestation. But roads also provide entry to previously inaccessible—and often unclaimed—land. Logging, both legal and illegal, often follows road expansion (and in some cases is the reason for the road expansion). When loggers have harvested an area’s valuable timber, they move on. The roads and the logged areas become a magnet for settlers—farmers and ranchers who slash and burn the remaining forest for cropland or cattle pasture, completing the deforestation chain that began with road building.
In fleeing poverty and desertification, people were migrating to the Olancho province in large numbers. Not only did they clear the forests for cultivation, but they also cut wood for fuel and for use in building their homes. Most of the new settlements were being established in the area's best mahogany growing habitats. Another concern was that of potential restrictions by CITIES (the international convention on trade in endangered species). Although trade in mahogany was still permitted, it was supposed to be monitored very closely.
They keep the air and water clean, prevent erosion and flooding, enrich soil, make harness homes for animals, plants and bring aesthetic beauty to a place. It is essential that destructive actions such as deforestation have to be stopped. Deforestation in the Philippines mainly caused logging and agriculture expansion has brought forth great devastation not only in the country alone, but to the world as well. Animals have been stripped from their source of shelter which brings greater destruction. Without their natural habitat they are left weak and prone to extinction.
We can use it but we also abuse it. Every living creature needs the forest for oxygen, that is what the trees are for, but if we keep cutting them for logging, cattle-raising for soy, and many other reasons we do what we do, then how will we breathe? First, deforestation is on a local level and the impact of this loss is the people’s possibilities of survival as an independent culture. The forest is their home and provides those medicines, food, building materials, firewood, water, and all the spiritual elements that assist them. The decline of the forest means a loss of their elements which in turn comes malnutrition, increase in illnesses, dependency, adapting to another cult or custom, and in many cases live else where or the community eventually disappears.
Chapter 9 on biodiversity and the ecosystem was interesting, especially the section on forests. Living in a forest area and being surrounded by them my entire life it was really interesting to learn so much more about forests. Even when humans think they are being responsible, they can still cause great harm. The building of roads to farm trees for instance, can cause damage to a forest because it increases erosion, water runoff, and it can harm the diversity of an ecosystem (Miller & Spoolman, 2010). One thing about growing up in a mountainous region is that you get to more than likely experience the dangers of fire (Miller & Spoolman).
Swidden farming is a well known practice and is used by many loggin... ... middle of paper ... ... disrupt the well being of innocent bystanders. The overuse of chemicals and the act of burning will make the soil hard, leading to the growth of trees to slowly decrease and the labour to maintain and harvest will rise. Finally trees will run out for large scale industries. The Indonesian government is the main issue and must be dealt with first to be able to make any real changes. Once the corruption disappears, civilians will have better standards in living and, the logging industry will be more controlled.