Deforestation

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  • Created by: Jadyn
  • Created on: 20-05-18 11:14
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  • Deforestation
    • Causes
      • Population Pressure
      • Mineral Extraction
      • Commercial farming
      • Commercial Logging
    • Impacts
      • Environmental
        • Soil exposed -> soil erosion
        • More water reaches soil  -> reduction in soil fertility
        • Amazon stores 100 billion tonnes of CO2, deforestation -> global warming
        • Brazil losing 55 million tonnes of topsoil pa
      • Economic
        • Can destroy resources which countries depend on
          • Can reduce attractiveness of area to tourists
        • Brazil made $6.9 billion from trading cattle
        • Local Brazilian rubber tappers lost livelihoods as trees have been cut down
        • Buenaventura mining company (Peru) employs >3100 people
    • Sustainable Management
      • Selective logging
      • Replanting
      • Ecotourism
      • Education
      • International Hardwood Agreements
      • Conservation
      • Reducing Debt

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