Deforestation within the Amazon Rainforest

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  • Deforestation within the Amazon Rainforest
    • Causes
      • Logging
        • Mahogany
      • Commercial farming
        • Soy
          • Hugely profitable
          • Many companies imnport soy
            • not all companies follow rules that protect rainforest
      • Subsistence farming
        • Sustainable
        • Small scale
      • Grileiros
        • Follow logging roads
        • Claim land
    • Impacts
      • Droughts
        • More greenhouse gases
      • Soil erosion
      • Loss of biodiversity
      • Loss of potential medicine
      • Loss of land for indigenous people
    • Responses
      • Ibama
        • Set up by the government
      • Protected areas
        • National parks
          • Preserves local culture
            • Indigenous land
        • Indigenous land
      • Industry coorperation
        • Freezed purchases from recently cleared areas
      • Improved enforcement
        • Patrolling roads leading to rainforest
        • Catch illegal loggers etc.
  • Climate change
    • Rainforset acts as a sink for CO2
      • Reduced sink means more CO2
        • Added CO2 in atmosphere
          • More greenhouse gases
    • Impacts
      • Droughts
        • Soil erosion
        • Loss of biodiversity
        • Loss of potential medicine
        • Loss of land for indigenous people
    • No roots to hold in place
      • Washed away by rain
        • Nutrients wahsed away
          • Infertile soil
    • More surface run-off
      • Increased chance of flooding
      • Washed away by rain
        • Nutrients wahsed away
          • Infertile soil
    • Rainforests hold 50% animals
      • Destroying habitats
    • 5-18% endemic animals will become extinct
      • Cascade effect onto food web
      • Rainforests hold 50% animals
        • Destroying habitats
    • Forced to integrate into different land
      • Governments contradict human rights for money
      • Loss of culture
    • Pay for performance
      • Norway given £1 billion
        • International incentives
          • Responses
            • Ibama
              • Set up by the government
            • Protected areas
              • National parks
                • Preserves local culture
              • Industry coorperation
                • Freezed purchases from recently cleared areas
              • Improved enforcement
                • Patrolling roads leading to rainforest
                • Catch illegal loggers etc.

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