Deforestation : Deforestation And Deforestation

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Every single day, the Amazon Rainforest is losing a massive amount of area due to deforestation. The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and it is the world’s source of oxygen. Deforestation has slowed down years ago, but now, it is starting to increase and does not show that it will slow down. Earth without tree’s, the human race and animals would not be able to survive. Today’s society is not taking deforestation as a serious matter. If deforestation were to be left alone, the planet and animals would not be the only ones suffering from it. Deforestation is a big issue that has to be made known and find a solution to end it. The causes and the effects of deforestation should be made known to the society and the importance…show more content…
“It is estimated that 78% of the timber logged in Para is taken illegally” (Brindis). Illegal loggers of Brazil are able to cut down trees because of obtaining false documentation and inaccurate land permits of where they are logging. It is difficult for the Brazilian government to properly protect the forest since it is a large forest. Searching for the illegal cutters is a hard task since they would have to search through all the documents and discover what documentation is false. According to Lewis, some cutters even use new techniques to avoid detection. They would paint the tractors they use to pull trees green, so that it makes it harder to see and identify the equipment from above. Others are using messengers on motorcycles to warn other forest cutters of inspection teams coming. The Amazon Rainforest covers vast amount of land in Brazil, it is still livable for people they have in the forest. With population growing, it puts in demand for house increase, which needs tree to be built. With so much of Brazil covered by the rainforest, they go to deforest the forest for more land to for houses to build on and for wood to build the houses. According to the Wall Street Journal, since 1991, the population in Brazil’s Amazon forest biome rose 48% to 19.7 million, mostly in cities and towns. The Brazilian government is creating building unnecessary things such as shopping malls in several cities that are around the forest. They are also “building several
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