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Why are the rainforests being destroyed?

Peter Littlewood

Why are the rainforests being destroyed?

by Peter Littlewood

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Published by Arcturus Pub. in Mankato, Minn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Peter Littlewood
SeriesGlobal questions
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH541.5.R27 L49 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24579663M
ISBN 109781848376885
LC Control Number2010011024
OCLC/WorldCa606403727

Tropical Rainforest Destruction. By Margaret Faoro Introduction “In the minute that it takes you to read this page, a piece of tropical rainforest the size of 10 city blocks will vanish forever” (Lewis, , pg 40). Rainforests around the world are being destroyed at such rates, three hundred and sixty-five days a year.   A new book argues that the world’s rainforests are most valuable when kept intact. nutrients “are being consumed in a voracious way because of the way the plant growth is .

Why is the Amazon rainforest being destroyed? Info on the Amazon The end: By Sophia M. What is it? It is the biggest rainforest in the world. It covers 7,, square kilometers It represents half of the world’s remaining rainforests. There is estimated around billion. Rainforests are being destroyed because the value of rainforest land is perceived as only the value of its timber by short-sighted governments, multi-national logging companies, and land owners. Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to.

There is a complicated combination of reasons for the loss of the rainforests. B: The rainforests are being destroyed by the same things that are destroying the forests of Western Europe. C: Rainforests are located near the Equator. D: Brazil is home to the rainforests. E: Without rainforests some animals would have nowhere to live. F.   Mongabay is the world's most popular site about the rainforest. This section provides information about tropical rainforests in a format suitable for children as well as rainforest materials for educators. For additional information about rainforests, see the rainforests news feed and the main rainforests web site.


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Why are rainforests being destroyed. By Rhett A. Butler April 1, Read more. Every year an area of rainforest the size of New Jersey is cut down and destroyed.

The plants and animals that used to live in these forests either die or must find a new forest to call their home. Why are rainforests being destroyed. Comment: Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover.

Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our % money back : $ Why are Rainforests Being Destroyed. Blog How-To / By Alex Harris Quite frankly, it's because we want something the rainforest has.

By far, the main reason trees, plants and wildlife are destroyed in this area is to pave the way for standardized agriculture.

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In addition to a devastating effect on biodiversity. The short answer is: for profit. Rainforests occupy vast areas around the world, and they have "things" in them that we want and call sell, such as hardwoods, animals and plants, potential medicines, oil and precious minerals under the soil, and m.

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Each book looks at the historical background to the questions and offers. Encyclopedia Britannica, Why Are the Rain Forests Being Destroyed.

looks at the threats to the world’s rain forests from the logging and mining industries, power and oil. An additional 5% of deforestation is caused by trees being cut down for fuel. Food Production The biggest reason for deforestation is to grow food. As the world’s human population continues to rise, natural habitats – such as rainforests – are destroyed so that mankind can grow food to feed all of the people living on Earth.

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Are you an author. Author: Peter Littlewood. WHY ARE RAINFORESTS BEING DESTROYED. Every year an area of rainforest the size of New Jersey is cut down and destroyed. The plants and animals that used to live in these forests either die or must find a new forest to call their home.

Why are rainforests being destroyed. Humans are the main cause of rainforest Size: 2MB. About 17 percent of the Amazonian rainforest has been destroyed over the past 50 years, Many of the plants found in rainforests are being used to make medicine, including anti-cancer drugs.

Rain Forest Maker - RainforestMaker’s Mission is to grow back the Earth’s rainforests. 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 Consequences. Describe and explain why the rainforest is being destroyed and what the effects of this are. The rainforest in South America is a vital resource but it is being destroyed at a rate of 1/2 a million trees an this essay I aim to investigate why this is happening and the long term effects of it.

The rain forest is being destroyed because of the modern society are using big machines such as bulldozer's and destroying lots of trees and at the moment the way this is going by there will. Buy Why Are the Rainforests Being Destroyed. by Peter Littlewood from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Author: Peter Littlewood.

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Amazon Price Author: Peter Littlewood. Why are rainforests being threatened. In short, humans are the main threat to rainforests and the main cause of deforestation. There are a number of Author: Nick Suarez.

The struggle to save the world's rainforests continues, and there is a growing worldwide concern about the issue. In order to save rainforests, we need to know why they are being destroyed.

Nobody knows exactly how much of the world's rainforests have already. While rainforests are critically important to humanity, they are rapidly being destroyed by human activities. The biggest cause of deforestation is conversion of forest land for agriculture. In the past subsistence agriculture was the primary driver of rainforest conversion, but today industrial agriculture — especially monoculture and.

Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, and what is happening to them. Rainforests, published in Septemberis suitable for kids ages 10 and up as well as adults.

Rainforests is available in two print formats: full-color and black-and. As already explained dozens of times by reliable experts there is no destruction of the Amazon rainforest whose core representing some 80% of its area is absolutely intact and almost fire proof.

Only in the extremely dry and very hot particularly.Three reasons why the rainforests are being destroyed are to satisfy the world's need for paper, wood, and beef.

Asked in Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species, Deforestation and Habitat.Rainforests are being destroyed because the value of rainforest land is perceived as only the value of its timber by short-sighted governments, multi-national logging companies, and land owners.

Nearly half of the world’s species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due.