They say that there are even some undiscovered species hiding in there, maybe one could help us cure cancer. According to Treehugger, “The Amazon Rainforest, one of the largest and most diverse ecosystem on the planet, has been a virtual treasure-trove for ambitious biologists aiming to uncover new species,” (Stephen Messenger, Amazon Rainforest teeming with Life). The Amazon consists of different layers because of the amount of sunlight and water each plant needs. Large trees create a layer of leaves blocking most of the sunlight from filtering in. There is a variety of underbrush and plants that require water but not a lot of sun.
Alligators and they get trapped within the hydrilla. Limpkins, because their primary food source, apple snails, are dying out in the Wakulla Springs ecosystem. Apple Snails and they are being battled because the hydrilla halts the snails as they ascend to the surface, so they drown. Some of the methods that have been used and that have failed are using dip nets, booms, hand pulling and mechanical harvesters The method that is being used now is putting herbicide within the spring. “Hydrilla was imported
The forests “breathe” by removing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the air and giving off oxygen. It is feared that the loss of rain forests will increase CO2 levels in the atmosphere and result in global warming. Tribes Tribes Why are indigenous people in danger? When the first European explorers arrived in Latin America, they brought with them diseases such as small-pox, measles, and even the common cold. Europeans were used to these illnesses so they didn’t get sick, but indigenous peoples had never been exposed to these diseases before so many of them became sick and died They live what is called a sustainable existence, meaning they use the land without doing harm to the plants and animals that also call the rainforest their home.
Another problem that the rainforests encounter is the medical side. Certain plants are removed for medicines, herbal shampoo and perfumes. Gold mining in the rainforest can also be a threatening problem. It can pollute rivers that other animals are dependent on. Furthermore, mercury spreads and destroys plants and animals in the area.
For example in areas of Nepal, they cut down the vegetation to provide wood for heating and construction, the fertile topsoil is eroded by rain because it is now without the protection offered by natural vegetation. The hillside fields then become unproductive, incapable of supporting the people who have settled there. Because they didn’t carefully develop the vast forest area, they lost the land now. In the World, some countries used tropical zones to provide employment and earn money from exports. Because overexploitation of tropical forests affect the global climate.
What are the 5 most common causes of extinction? -Destruction of habitat for development and to obtain lumber, minerals, oil, and other products. -Introduction of exotic species into new habitats -Pollution -Overuse of animals and plants through collecting, hunting, or poaching
A majority of people do not know that they are both made from trees that come from the evergreen family. They also might not know about where they are grown and how they are made. Coffee is a strong caffeinated drink that can be hot or cold. Tea is full of flavor. Coffee can help asthma and heart attacks.
People excrete wastes and litter that flow into water systems, and animal habitats, this is slowly polluting water and killing wildlife. And the more the population grows the more wasted were going to produce and cause pollution and damage to the environment. More housing and buildings being built means that were building over were habitats live, the loss of these forests leads to extinction of plants and animals. Also more people means that more goods (like clothes, TVs etc) are wanted, more jobs are needed so more factories are being built witch is affecting out air pollution, which eventually is destroying out atmosphere. Also more food is required so more intensive farming methods are used.
Due to the lack of filtration, families had been drinking water from the rivers that had later tested positive for cholera. (Cherry, 2010). The Foundation is currently working to restore the filtration plants. Following their goals of a sustainable community, Hope for Haiti also has a reforestation initiative. The goal is to replant the mountainsides, and to plant crops such as grapefruits, mangoes, cashews and coffee to name a few.
The farmers who plant the coca seed just move to wherever there is more fertile soil. The ecological impact of planting coca seeds is huge. For one acre of planting is takes four acres of rainforest to be cleared. The improper, illegal mass dumping of the chemicals used in the process of creating actual cocaine has a severe impact on its surroundings. The construction of roads to mining, oil and logging sites takes it toll on the beauty of the tropical forest.