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DEFORESTATION

SANCHITA KHUSHBOO NIKHITAedit Master subtitle style Click to NIRAJ SONY DIXON NIKITHA PRIYA SREEKANT SWETHA SANEN NEETU
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WHAT IS DEFORESTATION ?
Deforestation means the cutting or removal of

trees from

woodlands or forests in order to convert the land into commercial or logging reasons or for whatever purpose it may serve them. Generally, deforestation denotes the extraction of trees without sufficient reforestation or effort to
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Among the

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many factors that contribute to

CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION
FUEL Half of all the trees that are cut down

are used for fuel as burning wood is common in developing countries.

WOOD AND PAPER PRODUCTS Huge factor

for driving deforestation around the world .


CATTLE RANCHING Cutting down trees to
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FARMING Large areas of rainforest are cleared for

farmland and the soil becomes devoid of its nutrients.

MINING ND INFRASTRUCTURE Rare minerals like

gold and iron ore are discovered in areas of rainforest.


POPULATION INCREASE With increase in

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population, the amount of land needed for humans to live also increases and thus deforestation is practiced.

IMPLICATIONS OF DEFORESTATION
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS Increase in global warming conditions and CO2

emissions.

Alterations in climate. A large amount of forest area disappears from the

earth.

Ozone depletion. loss of valuable trees and medicinal plants. Erosion of soil.
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ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS It robs a country of potential renewable

resources.
Diminishes potential revenue for tropical

countries in the long term.

Ecotourism suffers due to deforestation Destroys potential forest products Decrease in the exports of primary forest
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products

BIO-DIVERSITY IMPLICATIONS Disturbs animals habitat and forces them to

enter habitats which are already occupied.

Territorial conflicts and homelessness. Poses the problem of lack of food availability Migration disturbances. Disappearance or extinction of species.

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SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS It hardly hits the living conditions of the

people who consider forests as their primary habitats


It also affects the availability of the basic

resources such as food, shelter, materials for cooking, clothing, etc.


Their environment i.e. the forests becomes

polluted as a result of mining and oil extraction.


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OVERVIEW OF WORLDWIDE DEFORESTATION


Brazil has the highest rate of deforestation

(90-95 %)

Central America has lost 50% of its rainforest South America lost 70% of its rainforest Philippines has lost 90% of its rainforest Madagascar has lost 95% of its rainforest

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POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
reduce wasteful land use practices improve already developed lands businesses and corporations should take little

initiatives to help reduce deforestation this serious issue

governments have to make citizens aware of plant more trees to maintain the ecosystem groups can be formed to decrease

deforestation
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WHAT CAN WE AS STUDENTS DO ?


recycle paper purchase only the most ecologically sensitive

products

use wood sparingly plant more trees say no to deforestation

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WHAT CAN THE GOVERNMENT DO ?


Forest protection schemes Educate the public regarding the importance

of

forests and trees

Encourage reforestation Take strict actions against deforestation

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If we do not put an end to deforestation, all of earths forests will disappear within the next 100 years.

PLANT A TREE AND BREATHE OXYGEN FOR FREE !!!!


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