Drilling for oil at the rainforest will cause so many problems like environmental effects and health effects on Indigenous Communities. Further, hunting animals is another major problem. The hunters hunt animals for money or food. They also are destroying the biographical habitat of the animals. In addition, the deforestation of the rainforest will destroy the animals’ homes and potentially kill hundreds of them.
People are continuously reducing the biodiversity of our planet. The loss of biodiversity with our tropical rainforests, oceans, and lakes are very harmful and unpredictable. Rainforest are so rich with various species that it is highly doubtful that we will ever encounter them all. Rainforest are being destroyed by developing nations in order for homes, agriculture, and other various reasons.
What are the real reasons why rainforest are being destroyed? Agriculture, Cattle Ranching, Dams, Logging, Mining, and Oil Companies, all of these are major reasons why our rainforests are disappearing. Animals, plants, and even people are losing their homes. Does it matter? Can they be saved?
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.
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.
The Philippines eagle is another species that is at risk of extinction from deforestation. The animal’s source of food can all be found in the forests consuming monkeys, lemurs, bats and snakes. These animals are then forced to migrate to other lands, not being congested at one specific area, bringing complications for the eagle. With the eagles natural habitat being altered and food source being scattered and endangered it causes difficulties for the eagle to survive, making a domino
During the past 40 years the greatest injustice has been happening in the world: twenty percent of the Amazon Rainforest has been cut down. The people who cut down the trees are profiting from the theft of timber and land from the inhabitants of the Amazon Rainforest. Its native tribes are being forced out by the black market sellers and are losing their homes. Mass extinctions of animal species have been occurring and will keep happening with the industrializing companies invading the largest natural rain forest in the world. With twenty percent of it already destroyed, oxygen in the atmosphere has decreased significantly.
A population of endangered gorillas living in a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has dropped fifty percent because of rebels, says the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society. Around the border of Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Kahuzi-Biega National park is now a battleground, with different rebel groups fighting in the area. Now many rebels and refugees living in the park’s borders, bamboo is harvested and used for building materials, and hunt large amounts of wildlife for food and commercial trade. Even the number of illegal snares has grown. It seems that for one reason or another people do not want to stop hunting for Apes or Gorillas.
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.
It is estimated that out of every one legally killed bear be it grizzly or black two are killed illegally by poachers primarily just for their paws, head, gall bladder, and reproductive organs. These body parts are considered by Orientals to increase strength and rejuvenate male potency. Given these facts 11,190 bears were killed last year. Biologist estimate that to keep the bear population at a balanced figure only 4% should be allowed to be harvested annually. The current annual harvest rate it is more like 8-12%.