Many of the choices we make in our daily lives when we eat, shop, or even drive, have an impact on deforestation. Trees are vital to preserving life on Earth and they are being destroyed at an alarming rate.
So how much do we really know?
Pay attention, in this post we share measures that can help reduce the damage caused. Read on!
1. DEFORESTATION AFFECTS ALL OF US
Deforestation is a problem that affects everyone in many ways, not only environmentally but also economically. But, do you know what that actually means?
Trees are cut down and burned for many reasons. Many forests are used to supply wood for charcoal and paper products, and many others are burned down to clear land for crops, livestock or housing. Other causes of deforestation are mining and oil exploitation, urbanization, acid rain and forest fires.
To halt the process of forest destruction, standards for the wise use of forest resources must be developed.
The following areas need to be met:
Conservation of forest landscapes and their biological diversity.
Maintaining uniform forest management without depleting forest resources.
Teaching people the skills needed to care for the forest.
Strengthening state level control over the conservation and use of natural resources.
Are you ready to help the trees?
2. CONSEQUENCES OF DEFORESTATION
Are you aware of the main consequences it could have?
The long-term consequences of deforestation will lead to economic and environmental instability.
The forest is a natural source of raw materials, fuel and components of medicines.
Deforestation affects the water cycle in nature, the land cover of the earth, the atmosphere and the biological diversity of the planet.
3. TIPS ON HOW TO SLOW DEFORESTATION
After seeing the main consequences and the issues caused, do we really want to contribute to the problem?
Here are some handy tips to slow down deforestation:
PLANT A TREE Individual or community actions to plant trees and shrubs are a real contribution to the renewal of forests. Every small gesture counts!
GO PAPERLESS (OR REDUCE PAPER USE) Reduce or eliminate the use of paper made from vegetable cellulose, in order to stop the increasing felling of trees in natural forests. In addition, reuse paper or extend its use before having it recycled!
REDUCE PLASTIC AND RECYCLE Eliminate the use of plastics (and recycle them as much as possible) within your family, because they do not degrade and cause great damage to terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems.
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