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Deforestation and Habitat Loss

This category deals with the causes and effects of changes in natural habitat. Examples would include questions about cutting down forests, plowing grasslands for agriculture, coral reef die-offs, and the natural process of succession.

Asked in Global Warming, Pollution, Deforestation and Habitat Loss

How many trees are killed a year from pollution?

Thousands, probably millions. It's impossible to say. Pollution happens in many ways, air and water, and some effects take some time. ...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss

How can you stop the cutting of trees?

by recycling paper. by trying not to use too many wood products.
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Environmental Issues

What are the positive effects of man on nature?

The positive impact of humans on the nature (i) Humans are responsible for the introduction of new species of plants from one part of the world to another; for example, rubber from the Amazon Basin of Brazil was brought to Malaysia, which is now the world's largest producer of rubber. (ii) By selective breeding, he has improved the yields of crops. (iii) By domesticating animals he has protected them from their predators. (iv) New breeds of cattle have been developed which give much higher yields. (v) He has made...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Energy

What are some disadvantages of conserving energy?

When power is being transited at 11kv (11,000 volts) it is impossible to store such power as you would in a battery and so it is said that it is better to use it than waste it. ...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss

How do animals suffer when trees are cut down?

There are many ways that animals suffer when trees are cut down. They may loose homes, food, shelter...etc. ...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Environmental Issues

Why conserve nature?

by conserving nature, we can keep it in proper condition and it wont affect the wildlife in them. we can also get benefits from nature, by getting herbs with high medicinal values etc. and most importantly, we RESPECT mother nature. ...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Forests

What is deforestation?

Deforestation is people cutting down whole forests of trees, and making it even less likely for humans to survive. Trees supply oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, and hold down the soil from washing away or making landslides. The destruction and cutting down of forests is often done to clear land for farming, mining, roads, and grazing of cattle. That causes increased atmospheric CO2 levels, a factor in global warming. The Cutting down and clearing of trees The action or process of clearing forests_ also _The...
Asked in Miscellaneous, Biology, Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Ecology and Bionomics

Does deforestation lead to more infiltration?

no, it leads to LESS because there is less fauna to absorb the water
Asked in Economics, Environmental Issues, Deforestation and Habitat Loss

What can you do about tourists using natural resources?

Tourists pollute waterways and oceans, they damage the environment. What we can do about it: By governments putting restrictions on holiday resorts and developers, they can prevent resorts being built on wildlife habitats, and also close down or limit the size of resorts already built on wildlife habitats. There must be no pollution into waterways and oceans. Garbage and sewage must be collected and recycled as much as possible. Tourist movements into natural areas must be limited so the numbers don't do any damage to the...
Asked in Economics, Environmental Issues, Information Science and Libraries, Deforestation and Habitat Loss

What can you do about tourists use of natural resources?

Tourists pollute waterways and oceans, they damage the environment What we can do about it: By governments putting restrictions on holiday resorts and developers, they can prevent resorts being built on wildlife habitats, and also close down or limit the size of resorts already built on wildlife habitats. There must be no pollution into waterways and oceans. Garbage and sewage must be collected and recycled as much as possible. Tourist movements into natural areas must be limited so the numbers don't do any damage to...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Rainforests, Forests

What is cutting down a forest without replanting?

Answer 1: cutting down a forest without replanting some trees is really bad. in 5 years we lost 132,000 square kilometres of the Amazon and were going to lose another 85%. if your cutting down trees at least do what velvet does ,if you take 1 replant 3. Answer 2: The answer is deforestation.:) ...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Forests

What do you call the people who burn down trees?

Arsonists. There is also a method of forest clearing called slash and burn. This is sometimes done by local populations. ...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss

What is causing deforestation?

The most common cause of deforestation is human removal of trees for lumber and/or to change the use of the land to farming. This was common in the early settlement of the US. In Brazil, and other rain forest areas, this change is less than ideal since the soil is not suitable for successful agriculture. ...
Asked in Global Warming, Deforestation and Habitat Loss

How does deforestation contribute to global warming?

Forests through photosynthesis absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen. The timber of the trees also sequesters carbon. Deforestation means the timber may be used and eventually converted to carbon dioxide, or left to rot, which also means that it is converted to carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Similarly the green leaves no longer act as carbon sinks to suck in CO2. Either way, deforestation contributes to the global warming process. A: Deforestation = fewer trees Fewer trees = more CO2 More...
Asked in Social Sciences, Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Forests

How are forests useful to us?

Forests help us to maintaian an ecological balance. they help to purify the air,regulate the climate, prevent soil erosion and replenish ground water and they are a rich source of medicinal plants and rare fruits . ...
Asked in Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species, Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Rainforests

How much rainforest is destroyed every year?

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) found that tropical deforestation rates increased 8.5 percent from 2000-2005 when compared with the 1990s. All round the world tropical rainforests lost 10,240,000 hectares (25 million acres) every year between 1990 and 2005. That's: 10,240,000 hectares (25,000,000 acres) in one year. Or 197,000 ha (481,000 acres) in one week. Or 28,000 ha (69,000 acres) in one day. Or 1172 ha (2861 acres) in one hour. Or 19.5 ha (48 acres) every minute. 0.33 ha (0.8 acres)...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Fossil Fuels

Is wood a renewable or a non-renewable resource?

Renewable is the key word here. Resources like gold, silver, oil, coal are not renewable, at least on a time scale we could recognize. When you use up a non-renewable resource, it's gone. So some forests are renewable, that is, trees can be replanted and grown to maturity in place of those that are cut down. Others are not renewable, like rain forests that have taken thousands of years to grow. If you cut one tree down, you can plant one in its...
Asked in Pollution, Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Essays

What is the importance of trees?

Trees help us breathe and provide a home for quite a few diverse kinds of animals and insects. They are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and salts out of the earth and lift them up to the leaves, sometimes over 400 ft above. By means of photosynthesis the leaves combine the water and salts with carbon...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species, Ecosystems, Deforestation and Habitat Loss

What is a threatened habitat?

A threatened habitat is a particular animal, species, or group of species, which is being plundered by the means of hunting or killing. Certain habitats are also plundered by natural disasters such as earthquakes. For example, an earthquake in grassland, or any other ecosystem, will damage the wildlife of the area. In the case of hunting, various species all around the world are killed to get their skin, hides, etc. A habitat can also be threatened by deforestation, erosion, and pollution. Unfortunately the work "plundered" has...
Asked in Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Rainforests

Why is it bad to cut down trees and use it for paper?

It is bad because what is the use of paper when there won't be oxygen to live we can't change the paper back into trees can we. If we cut trees and make paper pollution will become more. Less rainfall and Less oxygen Thanks Gaurang ...
Asked in Science, Deforestation and Habitat Loss

Destruction of the rain forest leads to?

when we cut down a tree all the carbondioxide that it sucked in gets released into the air which is definately not a good thing. Also if we continue to destroy trees we won't have enough oxygen. Some of the animals that live in the forest will also die. And you may not believe but every single animal has it's purpose (yes even mosquitoes) ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Deforestation and Habitat Loss, Forests

Why should you conserve forest and wildlife?

Answer Most people are too busy with their own little lives to realize what is going on in the environment and eco system and it's important we look up information on the Internet to be aware of what we should fight for as far as clean air and keeping our forests and animal life safe and healthy. Nature is a delicate balance and everything has a use to keep that balance. Because of poor air quality in many cities in the world...