Rainforest destruction

In the past years much of the rainforest in Africa and Asia has been destroyed. Large areas of rainforest are being cut down, often in order to remove just a few logs, and rainforest is being destroyed at double the rate of all previous estimates. Unfortunately this means that there is a very high rate of extinction, as the . Humans are the main cause of rainforest destruction.

For most of human history, deforestation in the . For example, in the Amazon around of the forest has been lost in the last years, mostly due to forest conversion for cattle ranching.

Deforestation in this region is particularly rampant near . Countries with significant deforestation include Brazil, Indonesia, Thailan the Democratic . Mining in PeruBrazil-Negative. This video is a frightening compilation of some videos and photos from the destruction of the amazon. We are committed to raising awareness, encouraging people to live more in balance with nature, and inspiring them and the companies they work for to replant the trees they have used.

Tropical Rainforest Destruction : Reasons and. Development and Overconsumtion: the Basis Cause. Exploitation by Industrialised Countries. The Role of Poverty and Overpopulation.

For more on the causes of rainforest destruction , link to World Rainforest . The Amazon basin covers nine countries in South America, with of it in Brazil, and for a decade local photographer Rodrigo Baleia has documented the beauty and destruction of the region from . At current rates of deforestation , rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them. The biggest driver of deforestation is agriculture. Farmers cut forests to provide more room for planting crops or grazing livestock. Often, small farmers will clear a few acres by cutting down trees and burning them in a process known as slash . Facts 7: The rate of deforestation equals to loss of football fields every minute.

Facts 8: There are more than 1natural remedies in the rain forest which can be used as medicines. Displacement of indigenous peoples, deforestation and loss of biodiversity are all consequences of our palm oil consumption. How could it come to this?

Today Greenpeace is launching a global campaign to persuade KFC and parent company Yum! Nearly a quarter of our drugs come from the rainforest and yet we have still only investigated the biochemistry of less than one per cent of the . A major British bank is financing the destruction of vast areas of rainforest in Indonesia, a new report claims. HSBC has allegedly helped provide billions of pounds in funding for companies that destroy natural forests to make way for palm oil plantations – despite the bank promising to not finance .