Causes And Effects Of Deforestation

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Deforestation happens every day without us knowing that it happens. Deforestation is the removal of a forest where the land is converted to a non-forest use; such as farms, ranches, or urban use. I will inform you of the history, effects, disadvantages, and what can be done about deforestation.
Deforestation dates back to the late 1960s when Brazil began to cut down forests at an alarming rate. According to Schwartzman, S. (2013) Brazil has cleared 18 percent of the original Amazon - an area the size of France. In 2005 Brazil’s deforestation rate began to fall, which is good news because it went from 27,000 square kilometers to about 4,500 square kilometers. This is a good thing because if more rainforests are cleared, lower rainfall, combined with climate change-related drought could turn a large amount of the remaining forest in to savanna. The leading cause for the deforestation in the Amazon was to make way for cattle ranching. The figure above shows the sq. km deforested, per year and it shows what years have the highest in deforestation. Between 1995 and 1996 Brazil has deforested around 300002 km.
Deforestation effects many animals that live in a forest habitat, but it significantly impacts large carnivores that depend on large tracts of interconnected forest habitat. Zemanova, M. and her team conducted a study that focused on assessing fragmentation and natural vegetation structural connectivity applying the scale of habitat used by jaguars. The loss of natural
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