Conservation Issues

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  • Conservation Issues
    • Pollution
      • Waste from cars, factories and homes
        • Acid rain, poisoned rivers and an increase in disease from poor air, water and soil.
      • Chemicals and Pesticides
        • Damage seas, rivers and waterways
    • Deforestation
      • There are less than 20% of the world's forests left.
    • Desertification
      • Vast areas are desert and slowly extending southwards
      • Extensive farming and poor land management have turned large areas of the world into desert
    • The Ozone Layer
      • Pollution from CFCs has damaged the ozone layer, causing an increase in skin cancer.
    • Species Extinction
      • Over-fishing, over-farming, deforestation and desertification have upset the natural balance of the earth.
        • Resulted in a loss of biodiversity and the disappearance of certain species of plant and animal life.
        • Since 1970, humans have destroyed more than 30% of the natural world.
    • Global Warming
      • Causes an increase in droughts and deserts.
      • Many plants and animals have to migrate to find new habitats and some cannot move fast enough
      • there are concerns about the effects of global warming on polar ice caps and the resulting rise in sea levels
        • Car pollutants are a major cause of global warming
          • Causes an increase in droughts and deserts.
          • Many plants and animals have to migrate to find new habitats and some cannot move fast enough
    • Over Poputlaition
      • Rapid population growth, particularly in the world's least developed countries, will put great pressure on food and water resources

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