Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

Articles Jul 27, 2019 00:08

Amazon rainforest has been known as of the largest rainforest in world, it comes across mnay rivers and covers most of northwestern Brazil, extends to Columbia, Peru, South America countries. It preserves many wildlife and has been the vital habitats for most of our wolrd eco-system. However, the result of we cutting tree down has flattened the rainforest, it's just a disaster to look at these images and reflect on ourself.

1. World’s largest tropical rainforest 

Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon, which is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and is seen as vital to the global fight against climate change. 

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

2. Huge Deforestation in Amazon

Deforestation in Brazil’s area of the Amazon rainforest rose more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction. The image below shows the extent of this destruction. 

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

3. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. 

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

Watch: The Deforestation of the Amazon (A Time Lapse)

4. According to the World Bank world lost 1.3 million square kilometres of forest between 1990 and 2016, an area larger than South Africa. 

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

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5. Causes of deforestation

Farming, grazing of livestock, mining, and drilling combined account for more than half of all deforestation. Forests are cut as a result of the growing urban population, and the land is developed for homes.

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

6. Conversion for cattle grazing

Cattle grazing is the biggest single direct driver of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Most of the beef is destined for urban markets, whereas leather and other cattle products are primarily for export markets.

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

7. Amazon rainforest produces 20% of the world's oxygen 

According to a satellite monitoring agency, the world’s most magnificent rainforest – which is a vital provider of oxygen and carbon sequestration – lost significant part in the last 31 days.

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

8. Amazon rainforest absorbs billions of tons of carbon dioxide every year and helps slow down global warming.

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

9. Natural animal sanctuary

The Amazon Rainforest is home to over 2,000 species of animals. Some species found in the trees like the Gold Lion Tamarin, while others are found in the amazon rainforest river like the Anaconda.

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

10. Trees being cut every minute

An area of Amazon rainforest roughly the size of a football pitch is now being cleared every minute.

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

11. The Amazon rainforest plays a vital role in regulating the Earth’s climate.

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

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12. Climate change

Deforestation isn’t the only reason the Amazon is changing. Global climate change is having significant impacts on the Amazon rainforest. Higher temperatures in the tropical Atlantic reduce rainfall across large extents of the Amazon, causing drought and increasing the susceptibility of the rainforest to fire.

Images Of Deforestation In Amazon Forest

Four to six thousand rainforest species go extinct each year due to deforestation and degradation in the Amazon.

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