Human Impacts on the Rainforest-Past and Present
Directions: For each period below, provide the amount of trees per acre and rate of destruction (or improvement if that is the case). Fill in the remaining portions of the chart. Be sure to include at least three academic sources (please do not use blogs or Wikipedia). For maximum points, include detailed information, include units, and include citations.
|Rainforest||20 Years Ago||10 Years Ago||Present Condition||Reasons for decline (ex: agriculture, logging, mining, ranching, urbanization, etc.)||Animals affected by deforestation and current plans to improve numbers|
Short Answer Questions (Minimum of 250 words each)
1. Not all harvesting of trees is a problem. If done sustainably, it gives a communities reason to maintain the forests, rather than clear them. What are two ways that trees are sustainably harvested? How can you as a consumer support sustainable harvesting?
2. What are two ways you can help raise awareness for a species that has become endangered due to deforestation? Use complete sentences.
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