“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
The animal species and
human groups who live
in areas with a loss of
trees, lose their homes
and ways of life.
There is a loss of
protection from trees
without the cover of
trees and there is less
oxygen, and protection
from climate change.
Sustainable harvest is the idea in which trees are cut at a rate that allows
them to regrow in a given area at the same rate at which they are gathered.
This is a form of conservation. Another form of conservation is to stop the
cutting down of forests all together such as national parks.
• Deforestation can cause underground wells, under
and around the roots of trees, to dry out.
• The loss of habitat has a direct ripple effect on
humans (E.g. increase of mosquito population, bats
feed on mosquitos but have no habitat).
• Vegetation loss (provides a good filter for pollutants
entering groundwater, lakes, rivers, streams, etc.)
• Trees help to moderate temperature, and release
oxygen into the atmosphere.
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