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The term "deforestation" refers to the clear-cutting of large sections of primary or original-growth forest, which causes the loss of native species of plant and animal life. This clearing of land is mainly due to agricultural needs, such as farming and cattle ranching, but also occurs to support logging and mining companies. The effect of the loss of forest is most obvious in the loss of native species. Eugene Ng, of the Hong Kong Technical Institute, explains that the "destruction of habitat forces species out of areas, or causes them to die." Other factors, according to Ng, "further restrict their range, exposing them to disease and predators."
The felled trees fall, causing damages as it comes down. It also creates a hole in the top canopy, which takes hundreds of years to regenerate (WWF). According to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO),”Logging roads are used by landless farmers to gain access to rainforest areas.” Also by (ITTO),”For this reason, commercial logging is considered by many to be the biggest single agent of tropical deforestation.” Along with loggers cutting down trees, the heavy machines and vehicles are also dangerous to the forests. First, the fumes that escape from the machines poison the trees, next, the machiner... ... middle of paper ... ... and Lohmann. Causes of Rainforest Destruction.
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. Animals and plants habitat will be extinct soon if we still do cutting off the trees space in the world. First of all, deforestation is one of the biggest issues in the world. There are many problems as the result of deforestation. First impact is pollution gases, these gases will be affect the atmosphere in the world because trees always absorb carbon dioxide gas which is really benefit for trees (National Geographic, n.d., pp.
Global warming, holes in the ozone layer, rising water levels, erosion of top soil, degradation of air quality, and ultra violet rays from the sun are plaguing this planet like never before3. All of this is a direct result of global population increase and loss of the natural habitats and forests that prevent these catastrophes. Anti-deforestation activists struggle for the protection of animals? natural habitats and forests, arguing that their loss is irreparable and the Earth will become unable to sustain a sufficient balance. In turn, this endangers the human race.
When the trees in the rainforest are cut down, people... ... middle of paper ... ... injured animals. The rainforest is home to most of the world’s plants, animals, and is more abundant in resources than any other part of the world. Help protect the rainforest, it’s a treasure that nobody wants to see disappear. Works Cited "The CAUSES of RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION." The Rainforest Information Centre.
Deforestation is the elimination of existing trees from the earth; attributable factors include urbanization, logging, ranching, and farming and to some extent land speculation. Land speculation can be included as cleared land is more valuable than forested land. Deforestation, done in the name of progress, and the long-term, devastating effects of it, is killing our planet. To understand the effects of deforestation one must understand the reasoning behind the decision to clear forestlands. Only in recent history, have studies been conducted to measure the impact that deforestation has placed upon the Earth.
They cut down trees and destroy millions of surfaces to build houses, industrial estates or to serve for human life. That is why, the areas of forests all over the Earth are decreasing dramatically. People have not known that their life is being threatened by destroying forests. Consequently, governments of countries around the world should enact a law about deforestation to protect forests all over the world. First of all, deforestation is a big issue all over the world.