Karen Ramos<br />Yesenia Cantillo<br />Adalberto González <br />Andrea Sevilla<br />David de la Hoz<br />Deforestation and eco-project<br />
Campaign topic<br />Identify a deforestedarea in Barranquilla and <br />carry out a campaign to promote the reforestation<br />of this area.<br />
KuioBuinaima is an ecological group formed by students of the Universidad del Norte focused in mitigate the impact of deforestation in the environment of Barranquilla, to get this, the group organize campaigns of ecological awareness with the people and enterprise placed in areas with problems of deforestation and cooperated with help in this issues.<br /> <br />Brief description of group.<br />
<ul><li>Amazonian god of fruits and essencesTabs that together help to reforestDeforestation is not an option</li></li></ul><li>The conversion of forest to another land use or the long-term reduction of the tree canopy cover below a 10 percent threshold. Deforestation implies the long-term or permanent loss of forest cover and its transformation into another land use. <br />Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes, Island Press. John Schelhas and Russell Greenberg, eds. 1996. <br />Deforestation:<br />
Deforestation is the process by which the Earth loses its forests in the hands of men.<br />To cut down a forest, the organisms that lived homeless. In many cases the animals, plants and other organisms die or they move to another forest plays<br />In Colombia deforested between 1.5 to 2.2 million acres per year. This equals about 4 million football fields a year or 456 pitches in one hour or 7.6 pitches per minute! If this continues, Colombia will not have forests in 40 years!<br />Deforestation in Colombia<br />
One of the main causes of deforestation in Colombia:<br /> Planting of illicit crops<br />Felling of trees, produced <br />by the farmers to sell wood.<br />Agriculture.<br />Construction of house and <br />buildings.<br />Deforestation in Colombia<br />Amazonas, Colombia<br />Source: elespectador.com<br />
<ul><li>Desertification is another big problem for biodiversity and is closely linked to deforestation.
Desertification is the process by which fertile land and rich in life become deserts.
Bothprocesses are linked and cause variousproblems. Sueloyerosion can produce destabilization of groundwater, which in turnpromotesthefloodsordroughts.</li></ul>Desertification in Colombia<br />Guajira, Colombia<br />Source: bellaciao.org<br />
Deforestatition in Barranquilla <br /><ul><li>In Colombia the deforestation has been a serious, specifically in Atlántico department for all the raining during the last year in the month of December.
the National Disaster Prevention and Response System (SNPAD), said that 50 people have been killed, 85 injured, nine are missing and 735,000 have been left homeless for the rains </li></ul> <br /><ul><li>This "winter," as the raining season is called in colombia here have already been 600 local disasters caused by gale-force winds and constant, heavy rainfall. Rivers have burst their banks, and landslides and avalanches of all kinds have occurred, meteorologist Max Henrique told IPS.</li></ul> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Deforestation has a serious impact in the environment, it causes the loss of forest and threat the native flora and fauna.<br />In Colombia, deforestation has become in a serious problem due to illicit crops, wood traffic, agriculture and constructions.<br />In Barranquilla has generated important problems with the rains and urban floods.<br />For these reasons is important to promote the reforestation and to create awareness about environment care, this is the principal objective of KuioBuinaima group<br />Conclusions<br />