Bawa, 201 14. Jordan, 35 15. Barraclough, 21 Bibliography. - Barraclough, Solon L., and Ghimire, Krishna B. Forests and Livelihoods: The S.ocial Dynbamics of Deforestation in Developing Countries. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.
The Detrimental Effects of Deforestation Deforestation has been around for many years. Before America was discovered, fuelwood was the main source of energy, so many trees were being cut down all over Europe to provide energy for the inhabitants. Even still today, 2000 million people in low income countries still rely on wood for cooking and heating (Causes, 1). The rate at which we are loosing our world’s forests is steadily increasing. During the 1980’s, worldwide deforestation rates were at 15 million hectares per year for tropical forests alone (WRM, 1).
Providing a significant portion of the country’s financial stability, as calculated by MPI (2012), a national gross income of approximately five billion dollars annually, and directly employs around 6,910 labour force workers. (MPI, 2014). The Industry is one of the most dangerous working environments according to Bentley, Parker, Ashby, Moore, and Tappin, (2002), due to the utilisation of hazardous machinery, as well as the added dangers of uneven ... ... middle of paper ... ...e of growing trees in the Waikato Region: Trees on Farms. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/PageFiles/3354/section1.pdf Waikato Regional Council (2007, July). Your guide to land conversion using environmental best management practices: Forest to Farming.
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By 2008, more than 17% of the pre-1970 forests had been cleared. Deforestation has become a huge problem, and the Amazonia is probably the forest which is the most in danger since 2000. One of the most important causes of tree cleaning in the world is the agricultural expansion, which means the development of culture for industrial breeding, and the work on mines and precious metals. Also, the illegal exploitation of wood is a big deal, and it affects the whole world. For example, according to the WWF**, one fourth of the exotic wood importation in Europe is from illegal exploitation.
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In South America lies the largest and most wondrous rainforest in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. This 1.4 billion acre forest represents over half of the planets remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most bio-diverse tract of rainforest in the world. Ten percent of all known species on the planet are found in this rain forest, most of which have yet to be discovered. For the past century, the Amazon has been gradually decreasing in size due to agricultural expansion, ranching, infrastructure projects, energy exploration and illegal logging. At its current state, the Amazon is losing land equal to the size of the state of Delaware every year.
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Today, the total percentage of forest cover of the earth is approximately thirty percent (“Deforestation”). That is about nine percent of the world’s total surface. The largest rainforest is the Amazon River Basin, located in South America. The Amazon is home to many species of animals, insects, plants and trees. Many of the trees and plants in the Amazon produce about twenty percent of the oxygen on earth, and absorb carbon.