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deforestation through the building of roads which are subsequently used by landless farmers to gain access to rainforest areas. The indigenous people had their land stolen by government and corporations. These displaced people then clear the forest by slashing and burning to grow enough food to keep them and their families alive, a practice which is called subsistence farming. EarthTalk is now a book!
Forests cover about 30 of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essenti. The world s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the. At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altoget her in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor.
Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881;. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Contents, why are Rainforests Disappearing, the tropical and subtropical regions are most vulnerable areas, that maintain a large part of biodiversity on the planet. Join our community of development professionals and humanitarians. Environmentalists also point out that a quarter of our modern pharmaceuticals are derived from rainforest ingredients, but less than one percent of the trees and plants in the tropics have been tested for curative properties. Until Paris, stopping tropical deforestation was at best unlikely and probably impossible. Tourism is becoming a larger threat to the forests. Return to Education Supplement Contents, rainforest Information Centre Educational Supplement, the causes of rainforest destruction. In tropical countries, pressure from human settlement comes about more from inequitable land should I Grow Grapes? distribution that from population pressure. 2.3 Exploitation by Industrialised Countries Wealthy countries have been consuming so much of their own resources that they are no longer sustaining their growing populations and increasingly, they are turning to the resources of the financially poorer countries. M, sourced from inpe and FAO figures. Ecuador said that it planned to restore 500,000 hectares of forest land by 2017 and then increase that amount by 100,000 hectares a year.
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