Geography case-study The Atlantic Forest , Brazil

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Location:The atlantic Forest is located in Brazil.

Why deforestation is happening in the Atlantic forest?

-Population pressure-this is caused by rapid population growth in coastal cities like Rio de janeiro and sao paulo as the town got bigger more of the rain forest is being cut down.

-slash and burn-this the traditional method of farming used by Amerindians in the Amazon rain forest.A small area of land is cleared and farmed for a few years,before the people leave it and move on.

-Logging-Is cutting down trees for expensive timber,such as mahogany for furniture, and for basic wood you make timber products like pulp and paper.

-Expansion of heavy industry-as a result of Brazil's development a lot of land has been cleared for industry.



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