By Aiden Mcmurray, Ryan Docherty, RobbieLyons, John Rooney and Igor Rudzki
• Of the earths estimated 10 million species,300,000 have vanished in the past 50years.• Each years about 3,000 to 30,000 species become extinct.•a lot of human activity is speeding that up• since we tend to overpower all the otherspecies in one way or another. These animals are affected by deforestation, but there are a lot more suffering.
•Deforestation is probably one of the greatest challenges we face.•We need the forests to maintain the atmosphere alongside the burning of fossil fuels.•Our destruction of the forests is a major contributory factor to the rising levels of carbondioxide and global warming.• The effects of which we are only now beginning to feel.•Large scale deforestation foragricultural and industrial purposestransforms rich and diverse habitat inbarren arid land.•The resources are quickly repeatedand another massive are of forest hasto be destroyed to provide yet more.•The damage to the land and soil hasbeen done and little can grow on theseareas once they have been finishedwith.• Deforestation needs to be stoppedbefore we end up with a planet that islittle more than an arid wastelandincapable of supporting life.
•This biodiversity took many millions of years to evolve and can be destroyed with theswipe of a powerful saw. There is no possibility of getting back the estimated 50,000species that go extinct every year a figure that is increasing. The chance to explore thisforest world is disappearing fast and wont come again once its gone, a chance futuregenerations wont thank us for denying them.Not only are countless species being lost but also the chance to increase or knowledge ofthe world, chemicals and medicines unknown to science are out waiting to bediscovered. The preservation of the rainforest also means the chance to explore theseopportunities and make new discoveries and advance human knowledge.
• Satellite images of what until only a few years ago was a rich and abundant rainforestteaming with life, thousands of creatures per square meter, some rare, someendangered, some never seen by human eyes.• Now show nothing but a deserted and desolate arid wasteland upon which little growsnext to a track that heavy trucks use to cart timber and equipment from the remainingpatch of forest now miles away.•The statistics are equally desolate 80% of all forested areas have been compromisedsince 2003.