Deforestation in the Amazon (Effects of deforestation (The effects of…
Deforestation in the Amazon
Deforestation - the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses
Small farmers will clear a few acres by cutting down trees and burning them in a process known as slash-and-burn agriculture.
Soybeans, rice, corn, and sugar cane
Mining and the building of dams and roads
Effects of deforestation
The effects of deforestation impact our climate. Trees absorb many of the greenhouse gases that are in the air.
The Amazon is known for its biodiversity. The removal of trees would destroy the homes of many species. The loss of habitat would put many species at risk.
Soil erosion and flooding would also be an effect of deforestation. Trees help stabilize the earth and prevent these effects