Deforestation

Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland to farms, ranches, or urban use. The most concentrated deforestation occurs in tropical rainforests. Estimates of deforestation traditionally are based on the area of forest cleared for human use, including removal of the trees for wood products and for croplands and grazing . Lesson plan on deforestation. Deforestation , the clearing or thinning of forests by humans.

CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau explains why deforestation occurs and its negative effect on.

Since the industrial age, the earth has lost more than half of her natural forest areas through deforestation. Find out why people cut down trees, and how deforestation differs from forest degradation. These are the conclusions of a worldwide study into the deforestation of . The Amazon rainforest absorbs more greenhouse gases than any other tropical forest. Rising deforestation in Brazil threatens biodiversity and could accelerate climate change. Due to a cut in permanent park rangers in British Columbia, Canada, the surveillance of provincial parks has been low, and poachers have used this as an opportunity to steal cedar from a protecte eight hundred year old red cedar tree in Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, Vancouver.

Peru, Norway and Germany have agreed to affirm their partnership to reduce climate emissions from deforestation. Norway and Germany promise to pay Peru a total of about 4million US aimed at projects to stop deforestation or for actual in r. An annual study released by the Brazilian government estimates that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has increased by percent over last year.

The estimated deforestation rate . In South America, most deforestation takes place because of a need for agricultural land. A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. Ending deforestation is our best chance to conserve wildlife and defend the rights of forest communities.

In Scotland only a tiny fraction of our original native forest cover remains. What, exactly, is the relationship between deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions? The Rainforest Alliance breaks down the numbers for you—and explains our innovative approach to keeping forests standing.

The Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) works to protect biodiversity in the Amazon. With GLAD deforestation alerts on Global Forest Watch, we can detect illegal gold mining and logging in protected areas within days. The commitment signed this week makes Colombia the first country . The recent history of the Amazon has been marked by deforestation. Until recently, the issue was considered out of control, with alarming rates. The first step in turning the wilderness into a shopping center is deforestation.

Among the measures implemented was the . Forests are vital for life, home to millions of species, they protect soil from erosion, produce oxygen, store carbon dioxide, and help control climate. Forests are also vital for us to live as they provide us with foo shelter and medicines as well as many other useful things. They also purify the air we breathe and . The EU Common Agricultural Policy, soy, and forest destructionProposals for reformThe biggest cause of forest loss – accounting for around per cent – is agricultural deforestation , notably for beef, soy, palm oil and commercial timber.

Soy ranks as the second largest agricultural driver of deforestation.