Now I will like to address that by perform deforestation on the rainforests, we are destroying many species of animal and plant life, especially the endangered ones, along with many natural resources. No matter how beautiful they may seem, the rainforests are being destroyed for profit. To the right is a picture of a deforestation site in the rainforest. I will give you a basic understanding of this issue called deforestation. It is the removal of forests by the use of machines or simply by burning it down to the ground. The land is then often used for roads, houses and facilities, or more land for agricultural progress. The wood is also used for fuel and everyday materials that people use and abuse everyday. In the early nineteen-nineties, the rate of destruction was about seventy acres per minute. That is thirty-five million acres of our forest gone each year. To the left is a picture of a jungle that was burned down for agriculture in southern Mexico. Within thirty years, we have demolished two million square miles of our tropical rainforests. That is approximately twenty percent.
Heritage. ”(Environment an interdisciplinary anthology, 2008). Agriculture and industry pose the biggest threat to rainforests, approximately 800 square kilometers of rainforests are burned daily for these uses more than half of the world’s rain forests have been cut down in the past 50 years nearly 20 % of the Amazon has been slashed and burned the Amazon being such a complex ecosystem, it is said to be lost forever has it has taken billions to form in the first place. It is thought that approximately 50% species per day are becoming extinct due to deforestation.
The effect to animals can be devastating in various ways, which may include injury, mortality, immigration, or emigration. Animals with limited mobility, such as young, are more vulnerable to injury and mortality than mature animals. The changes in habitat can also influence animal populations. Such as short term increases in the availability of food sources for plant-eating animals which can lead to an increase in populations. Large carnivores and omnivores are opportunistic species with large home ranges. Their populations change little in response to fire, but they tend to thrive in areas where their preferred prey is most plentiful—often in recent burns. (Smith, 2000).