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Julia Suh

on 11 January 2013

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Transcript of Deforestation

Deforestation By Julia Suh, Alessia LoCascio, and Emilie Morse What is deforestation? How does it effect us? How much is being destroyed? How can we help? Deforestation-the action or process of clearing forests What is Deforestation? "The root of the problem" >Brazil
>Democratic Republic of the Congo What is it used for? >cattle ranching >oil drilling >soybean production >road construction >extraction of minerals and energy >farm space Where is it occurring? >Brazil 125,000 kilometers is destroyed already.
1 km= 0.6 miles
(RHS to Van Neste)
>Brazil has the highest percent of deforestation >plants that can be used for medicine
are being destroyed
>everyday we are losing 137 plant, animal and insect species
>information is lost
>air pollution
>animal habitats lost
>increase amount of carbon dioxide in air
>causes droughts FUN FACT:
>Harvesting the fruits and plants
makes more money than cutting down the trees. >Only cut down trees in a certain area >Only cut down a specific amount of acres >For every tree cut down, plant three more Fun Fact >rainforests still cover 30% of the world's land area
>forest the size of Panama are lost each year
>at this rate, the world's rainforest could completely vanish in 100 years! How much is being destroyed? How does it effect us? What can we do? Fun Fact >A single pond in Brazil can have a greater variety of fish than is found in all of Europe's rivers
>A single rainforest in Peru is home to more species of birds than are found in the entire United States
>One single tree in Peru was found to harbor forty-three different species of ants - a total that approximates the entire number of ant species in the British Isles >20% of private property can be cleared under a license provided by an environmental agency >The number of species of fish in the Amazon exceeds the number found in the entire Atlantic Ocean >A 25- acre plot of rainforest in Borneo may contain more than 700 species of trees- a number equal to the total tree diversity of North America > mining: aluminium, steel, nickel,
copper >Reuse land What Makes It Marketable? >It's free
>Reuse seeds from the cut down tree Positive Aspects >more jobs
>less wasted land
>replanted trees Cut A Tree...Plant Three Method!
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