Deforestation is the complete removal of trees from the earth’s surface without following the threshold level standardized by international environmental bodies.
The speedy rate of deforestation will cause environmental sustainability challenges on earth.
General Facts About Forests
Approximately, 18 million acres is an annual estimated figure of deforestation according to Food and agriculture organization (FAO). No one tries to understand the causes of deforestation that would create huge environmental problems in the future. There are countless benefits of forests that cannot be ignored when it comes to discussing something about forests. Forests play a very important role in the life of every living organism on this planet. Some categories of facts about forests, deforestation information, and deforestation facts are mentioned below
- The total land surface covered by forests around the globe is 30 percent.
- Forests are sources of timber, wood; medicine, food, and they act as purifiers in the environment.
- It cleans water and air, saves land from erosion, also decreases the earth’s temperature by absorbing carbon and releasing oxygen.
- Forests increase the beauty of the land, promote tourism, and wildlife activities are the common benefits of forests.
- Industries like medicine, paper, furniture, tourism, wildlife have a direct connection with forests.
- There are 121 remedies in natural rain forests that can be used as a cure.
- The major causes of deforestation are an increase in agriculture activities, infrastructure development, and urbanization
- Environmentalists predict that within 100 years there will be no rain-forests on earth’s surface and the reason behind is deforestation and there is a high chance of extinction of 28,000 forest animals in the next 25 years due to deforestation.
- The increase in carbon emission up-to 10 percent from the last several decades are due to the loss of forestation.
- There are harmful effects of deforestation on human life and on the life of endangered animals.
- The greed of the dollar or the greed of profit and the shortsighted policies regarding the environment are the main factors behind deforestation.
- Recycling of paper, reuse of woods, and use of an eco-friendly product can bring a significant decrease in deforestation
- Awareness regarding deforestation is also the best option to stop this insane activity that is putting the lives of thousands of animals and a sustainable environment. So share it with your friends.
Facts about rainforests
As we generally discussed some of the facts about forests. Before going to start interesting facts about rainforests, let’s discuss rainforests
What is a rainforest?
Rainforest can be defined as a large, congested jungle that gets a huge amount of rainfall. It receives rainfall of ranges between 100-400 inches annually. The weather of tropical rainforests remains hot (21 to 30 degrees Celsius) and highly humid.
Why are rainforests important?
Rainforests play the role of lungs for the earth as it balances the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. Tropical forests are the absorber of carbon dioxide from the air and purify it. Forests ecosystem provides food and shelter for forest animals. The tropical rainforest’s climate stabilizes the water cycle of the atmosphere. It releases moisture in the atmosphere that comes to the ground in form of rain.
Now we are clear to discuss some important facts about tropical rainforests.
- Rainforests are the natural defensive unpaid tools against climate changes. Not only its clean air but also it balances ocean currents, wind, and rainfall.
- It maintains the global temperature below 2°C.
- Tropical rainforests covered 3 percent of the land on earth but it provides shelter to half of the world’s forests animals and species.
- One rainforest size is equal to 40 football playgrounds.
- Rainforests provide a few of the important lifesaving medicines.
- The rate of deforestation of rainforests is 85 Acres in each minute, already lost 15.8 million hectares tropical rainforests.
- UN food and agriculture organization claimed that 25 percent of the world’s population depends on forest resources.
- The percentage of tropical dry forests is between 40 to 43 percent and its vulnerable habitat for endangered species.
- Rainforests need conservation, world thinktankers and policymakers should notice it as top priorities.
Deforestation facts of Amazon rainforest
- Amazon rainforest is the biggest rainforest in the world with 16000 varieties of trees.
- It is believed that Amazon rainforests provide 20 percent of the oxygen out of the total amount of oxygen in the atmosphere.
- Aerial view of the Amazon River map looks like a snake in the grass. It is the largest forest river in the world with a length of 6,400 kilometers.
- Amazon Forest River contains approximately 20 percent of the earth’s fresh water.
- Animal ranching fields are the top causes of deforestation in the Amazon
- Amazon forest animals are; 400 species amphibians, 427 mammals, 2000 bird species, 378 reptiles, and 2.5 million insects.
- Amazon rainforest weather remains hot and humid with an average of 27 to 28 degrees Celsius.
- Amazon rainforest deforestation rate remains 20 percent from the last few years.
- Almost two-third part of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil where 70 percent vanished due to deforestation in Brazil.
The list of environmental problems is expanding with the passage of time. Industrialization, overconsumption of resources, and the irresponsible attitude of humans towards environmental challenges are the causes of environmental problems. Effects of deforestation will bring severe problems for upcoming generations. It is better for the world’s leaders to start worrying about the consequences of environmental problems on sustainable living. Here are some small tips to save trees and plants from human deforestation.
- To reduce the use of paper on an individual level, effective policies should be practiced to set a limit for the consumption of papers in the paper industry.
- Every citizen should plant at least 5 trees in the surrounding, in case there is some free space.
- Cutting of trees above the stump, not to cut it below the threshold level so that it can grow again.
- Afforestation in a barren land, hills, and mountains