Tropical Rainforest - Sustainable Management & Case Study

Key Points about the impacts of deforestation: Social, Environmental, Economic

Alternatives to deforestation: Education, Protection, Eco-tourism, etc.

Case Study of the Amazon Rainforest

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Geography Revision TROPICAL RAINFOREST Living World




THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST
DEFORESTATION

MAIN CAUSES

Farming ­ Forest is cleared to set up subsistence farms or larger cattle ranches. `Slash and burn'
technique is often used to clear the forest.
Mineral Extraction ­ Minerals such as gold and iron ore are mined and…

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This is less damaging to the environment than outright felling, as the overall structure of the forest is
maintained; i.e. the canopy is still in place, so the forest can regenerate and be used in the future
In addition, instead of using trucks to…

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ECOTOURISM

Ecotourism is tourism which does not harm the environment, and benefits local people
Ecotourism provides a source of income for local people ­ they can act as guides, provide accommodation
and transport, etc.
This means logging and farming are relied on less to…

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IMPACTS

ENVIRONMENTAL

Habitat destruction has increased the number of endangered species in Brazil from 218 in 1989 to 628 in 2008
The Amazon stores around 100 billion tonnes of carbon; deforestation will release some o this as carbon
dioxide, which contributes to global warming…

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Mr A Gibson

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Detail, detail and detail. You need this and you will get it from these notes which cover pretty much every aspect of how this topic relates to rainforests.

HalimaOsman

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Thanks ilysm remember you're helping the world:)

bilal02aziz

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No help whatsoever, nothing on what actually makes it sustainable

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