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Habitat Destruction

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Transcript of Habitat Destruction

Habitat Destruction By Diana Bilea and Yessica Garcia Habitat Destruction in our World It Happens All Over the World How You Can Help Ask Yourself What causes Habitat Destruction? Who cares if a few trees are dying, right? Wrong! Habitat Destruction in The Lorax Through a creature called the "Lorax" the movie speaks out against the destruction of environments. Once a tree is cut down the Lorax appears to protect the forest and warn the Onceler against cutting down the trees. However, as a business keeps expanding no one is protecting the forest instead it becomes all about making money. Pretty soon all the plants are killed and the animals have to leave behind their barren wasteland home. The natural environment in which the organisms lived is now dead because of negligence and greed. The movie portrays the negative effects of habitat destruction. As shopping centers, country clubs, and roads take the place of forests, deserts, etc, and as man-made things threaten habitats, wild animals are forced to relocate and live in crowded areas. There is no greater threat to their survival than man. Habitat destruction is defined as the complete elimination on an ecosystem leading to the loss of its former biological function. This can lead to very negative consequences such as: if an animal's habitat is destroyed it can lead to the species dying out. This is a threat to the biodiversity of a place. Biodiversity refers to various types of plants and animals living in one place. Since all species need specific food and a specific habitat to survive there is a great risk to them if their habitat is lost or destroyed, as we saw in the Lorax. Humans are the major cause of habitat loss. Human population has risen sharply, unlike animal population, in the last few centuries. The increase in population puts pressure on our natural resources. As well as, the capitalist consumer nation we have become does. Logging
-We cut down trees and forests for wood
and wood products and many of these trees are
never replaced. Logging can also cause soil
erosion
Agriculture
-Animals cannot survive in one crop areas and wild lands are being cleared up to make farms.
Building roads and cities
-Cities replace the habitat of many animals. Roads destroy plants and also keep animals from safely roaming their land.
Forest Fires
-They destroy or damage 15-36 acres of
tropical forests yearly. Tropical Forests in Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Oceania are being threatened.

Rain forests now occupy less than 1/2 of the land than they did 1,000 years ago.

Orangutan population and rhino population have drastically fallen.

The U.S. has lost half of its wetlands in the last 200 years!

Tourism hurts natural habitats. Get involved in local conservation efforts.
Support environmental groups in your area.
Raise Awareness.
Become a responsible shopper/consumer.




Thank You for Caring How would you react if someone came and took your home from you? The Lorax movie inspired by Dr. Seuss is a fable about environmental responsibility. It touches on many issues such as habitat destruction due to expanding a corporation at the expense of the earth. Habitat destruction doesn't always revolve around human activity. Natural disasters may cause an excessive amount of damage to a habitat. The only difference about the damage is that the habitat can recover after a natural disaster in contrast to human activity.
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