The Devastation of the Rainforest is the process that accelerated significantly in the last decade of the twentieth century – beginning of the twenty first century. In this period, the devastation of the Amazon rainforest accelerated a lot and the Amazon rainforest contains over the half remaining rainforests on a planet. It has the biggest tract of tropical rainforest, moreover, this rainforest is the most biodiverse. More than a half of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil (over 65 percent), while Peru and Colombia contain together over 22 percent of the Amazon rainforest.
Devastation or deforestation can be caused by many different reasons on all levels – local, national, and international. First, rainforests are perfect recourse for cattle pasture. There are also many valuable hardwoods. When people use rainforests for those needs, they also get free space for living (housing space) as well new space for transregional and transnational roads. Here can be also found a good resource for framings pace and getting medicines.
Thereby, we can see that there are plenty good things that people get from the devastation of the rainforest. This is especially true when we are talking about the short-term development. However, in the long-term perspective such tendency doesn’t look so unambiguous. With all the above advantages listed above, we get a huge disadvantage – we destroy the ecosystem of the whole planet and destroy the hope for our kids living in the happy world. Rainforests responsible for the air on our planet. Without them our ecosystem will not be able to deal with the negative effects of the humans activity. During the devastation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil in last fifty years, it lost almost one fourth of it. In the early seventies, there were 4,100,000 square kilometers. Nowadays their size is only 3,331,065 square kilometers. Despite this negative tendency, the good one is that the devastation lowers its rates – from 21,130 per year in the seventies-eighties to 5,831 square kilometers in 2015 year. Nowadays we have no time to wait – we need to change the situation and stop the devastation of the rainforest. We need to take some actions to restore forests too. Otherwise there is a chance that our kids will live in a world that we will not like.
The Devastation of the Rainforest is the process that accelerated significantly in the last decade of the twentieth century – beginning of the twenty first century.