tropical Rainforest - Part 3 Threats

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  • Threats to Tropical Rainforests
    • Fuelwood
      • People in LEDCs use wood as fuel because it's cheap. However it isn't sustainable
    • Timber
      • Timber is the only affordable construction material. There is also the problem of exported timber like mahogany
    • Agriculture
      • As population density rises, more of the rainforest will be destroyed for farming
    • Mineral Extraction
      • Rich deposits under the rainforests could be an economic solution to many LEDCs
    • Reservoirs
      • Hydro-Electric Power (HEP) schemes result in flooded land and habitat destruction on land and in the water.
    • Climate Change
      • Higher global temperatures reduce the ability of air to hold water. This could hugely affect amphibians who need a moist atmosphere to survive
  • Fuelwood
    • People in LEDCs use wood as fuel because it's cheap. However it isn't sustainable

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