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Deforestation Fact

Deforestation is clearing Earth’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but swaths the size of Panama are lost each and every year.

The world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.

Forests are cut down for many reasons, but most of them are related to money or to people’s need to provide for their families.The biggest driver of deforestation is agriculture. Farmers cut forests to provide more room for planting crops or grazing livestock. Often many small farmers will each clear a few acres to feed their families by cutting down trees and burning them in a process known as “slash and burn” agriculture.

Logging operations, which provide the world’s wood and paper products, also cut countless trees each year. Loggers, some of them acting illegally, also build roads to access more and more remote forests—which leads to further deforestation. Forests are also cut as a result of growing urban sprawl.

Not all deforestation is intentional. Some is caused by a combination of human and natural factors like wildfires and subsequent overgrazing, which may prevent the growth of young trees.

Deforestation has many negative effects on the environment. The most dramatic impact is a loss of habitat for millions of species. Seventy percent of Earth’s land animals and plants live in forests, and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes.

Deforestation also drives climate change. Forest soils are moist, but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor back into the atmosphere. Without trees to fill these roles, many former forest lands can quickly become barren deserts.

Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to more extreme temperatures swings that can be harmful to plants and animals.

Trees also play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming. Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—and increased speed and severity of global warming.

The quickest solution to deforestation would be to simply stop cutting down trees. Though deforestation rates have slowed a bit in recent years, financial realities make this unlikely to occur.

A more workable solution is to carefully manage forest resources by eliminating clear-cutting to make sure that forest environments remain intact. The cutting that does occur should be balanced by the planting of enough young trees to replace the older ones felled in any given forest. The number of new tree plantations is growing each year, but their total still equals a tiny fraction of the Earth’s forested land.

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Old Mobile Save Rainforest Project

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Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall between 250 and 450 centimetres (98 and 177 in).[1] There are two types of rainforest: tropical rainforest and temperate rainforest. The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth‘s tropical rainforests.

Around 40% to 75% of all biotic species are indigenous to the rainforests.[2] It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered in tropical rainforests. Tropical rainforests have been called the “jewels of the Earth” and the “world’s largest pharmacy“, because over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered there.[3] Rainforests are also responsible for 28% of the world’s oxygen turnover, sometimes misnamed oxygen production,[4] processing it throughphotosynthesis from carbon dioxide and consuming it through respiration.

Rainforest have rare plants and animals. Every minute, more than 20 football fields of trees are cut down. A logging machine cause more pollution than vehicles in one minute. If we keep cutting down trees, in 100 years, they would not be any more rainforests in the world. The most rare rainforest in the world now is the Amazon rainforest. Climate change and global warming creates CO2 that damages plants and living things.

This is the reason that we, a grade 4 group of students from Concordian International School, Bangkok, Thailand, set up a community service project aiming to save the rainforest. We found a website called, Rainforest Connection which saves rainforests all over the world by raising fund and old mobile donation for using in their work. The organization uses old mobile phones and build a solar panel mobile that hides in the trees, it can track down illegal logging.

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) transforms recycled cell-phones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can monitor and pinpoint chainsaw activity at great distance.

This changes the game by providing the world’s first real-time logging detection system, pinpointing deforestation activity as it occurs, and providing the data openly, freely, and immediately to anyone around the world.

For the first time on a scalable level, responsible agents can arrive on the scene in time to interrupt the perpetrators and stop the damage, and the world can listen in as it occurs.

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Great Idea, right?

We like what they are doing and would like to be part of the great work for the world. So we are working this community service project in our school called “Old Mobile for Rainforest Project”.

Please check out the website rainforestconnection.org for every information about rainforest saving. Thank you to the Rainforest Connection Organization for being the super hero for all rainforests in the world!!!

In Thailand , you can help by sending a message to our gmail ,ManKanti123@gmail.com and wait for a response or donate old mobile phone directly to our school : Concordian Internation School, Bangna -Trad Road km 7, Bangkok.

Thank you for everyone who visit us here and hope to get support from all of you.

Concordian Save Rainforest Project Team

 

Thank you to Wikipedia for rainforest information, rainforestconnection for all information, our school and our donators.
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