Amazon Deforestation Essays

1442 Words Aug 7th, 2010 6 Pages
Danny Hernandez
Dr. Katy Koch
Writing 101: Research Paper
11 March 2010

Amazon Deforestation The Amazon rainforest the largest tropical area in the world, a vast and humid area where thousands of species of mammals, fish and insects have been unidentified by human; thus being the largest rainforest in the world, it is also the largest area of deforestation where football fields after fields are taken down a minute. The Amazon Deforestation being a growing issue amongst society in this generation can be prominently analyzed from the commodities derived from logging; to the negativity it can cause the environment as a result of erosion. One of the biggest reasons why deforestation is such a big issue today is because of the livestock
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And aside from soy fields palm oil is also a big cultivation in the provinces of clear-cutting. So there are many great things that come from deforestation, but what are the negative effects that it brings the environment, and habitat. Well as we all are aware thousands of species live in the Amazon habitat many of which have not been discovered. John Augelli from Funk & Wagnalls New world Encyclopedia describes “The River and its tributaries are home to more than 1500 species of fish… Numerous and diverse animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else in the world, flourish in the Amazon Basin.” From that being said what a major effect caused by deforestation is the loss of many species of animals and indigenous people that still live in the Amazon rainforest today. So by deforestation their habitat is slowly being cut down, which is their home like Augelli mentioned thousands of species live in the Amazon. And if human ego and greed cuts it down many of these species will be lost to the world for they are not found anywhere else but in the Amazon, there are already many in brink of extinction from the effects of human destruction. And what about the indigenous that still live there today

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