Unit 3 Battle for the biosphere

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The tropical rainforests

TRF indegious people (lived their for many years) - almost eveyrthing provided by the rainforest: 

  • Wood for cooking and building
  • herbs for medicine 
  • food - nuts, fruit, meat, fish 
  • grow crops - shifting cultivaton (sustainable process)

BUT..

TNC's exploit teh TRF by..

  • logging for timber/paper
  • farming - palm oil for example 
  • cattle ranches 
  • mining for oil 
  • goverments building dams for HEP 
  • roads 

This means = The soil is eroded and washed away -> Floods, Wildlife loses habitiats, Rivers become dirty and polluted 

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KLUM, CAM EROON REPUBLIC: SUSTAINABLE FOREST RSERV

  • An area of selective logging 
  • tree nurseries to replace trees cut down (addorestation) 
  • ecotourism 
  • protected areas 
  • crops grown beneath the trees istead of cutting them down 
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