The primary reason for the need for Rainforest Conservation is the imbalance in the global natural balance. More than 50% of the Earth’s vegetation is found within the tropical rainforests. The rainforests act as a filter for toxic pollutants such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, and also serve as a home to a variety of wildlife including birds, amphibians, and mammals. Without the natural balance in the ecosystem, human interference would have dire consequences on the existence of these species.
Man has exerted ingenuity on his mastery of the world’s resources and has been able to use them in a way that has benefited him. This has not always been possible though. Man has always cut down and/or destroyed the natural balance of the world, leading to the reduction of the world’s natural beauty. For instance, deforestation caused by the conversion of land into settlements, farming of plants for consumption and manufacturing of fiber goods and other products, and the digging of canals for hydroelectric power generation are all harmful to the rainforest. Likewise, the draining and entrapment of flood plains by dams have resulted in the death of at least some of the natural rainforest.
Man’s constant conquest and exploitation of the world have resulted in the extinction of many species of animals and plants. Extinction has occurred due to the gradual destruction of the earth’s bio-systems by human activities such as deforestation, over fishing, and mining. Extinction has occurred at such a rate that it is expected to soon happen to all rainforests and end eco-systems which are supported by the earth’s ecosystems. This may be a slow process but will definitely result in the total extinction of many of life forms we know. Many individuals and companies have contributed to the extinction of many species.
In addition, environmental pollution caused by man has led to the death of the green leaves on trees. A major factor in this problem has been global warming. Now, there is a growing concern about the damage being caused to the rainforest and its ecosystems by human activities. The increasing number of cases of illegal logging, for example, has created an urgent need for increased awareness of the causes and effects of illegal logging and environmental degradation.
The increasing pressure from farmers and urban dwellers has also played a major role in degrading the environment in the rainforest. There are also efforts being made by many people to convert land into crop fields, which has further degraded the natural habitat of the rainforest. A major factor in the natural reduction of the richness of the rainforest is the inappropriate utilization of its natural resources. Industrialization has also played a major part in degrading the natural environment of the rainforest.
In order to save the rainforest, people need to stop damaging the environment and promote self-conservancy. This involves encouraging people to live off the land and preserving the natural resources. It also requires the cooperation of the local population and cooperation from all other natural inhabitants of the rainforests. All these efforts require an increase in the education and understanding of the rainforest and its people. A basic understanding of ecology is also important, as it teaches us how to preserve the environment.
One of the major challenges facing the people of the rainforest is the lack of financial means. The natural wealth of the rainforest is highly valued, and without it, the people cannot sustain their lives. However, preservation of the rainforest in its natural state is not possible for financial reasons. Other methods have to be adopted to maintain the rainforest’s biological diversity and sustain its biodiversity.
Rainforest preservation is one of the key strategies being implemented to conserve the rainforest. There are many projects that are being undertaken in this direction, and a greater commitment from the international community is required to provide financial support for them. The main threats to the natural treasures of the rainforest are mainly caused by people and land grabbing. Effective legislation is also needed to protect the rainforests. With the help of conservation efforts and appropriate knowledge, we can surely save the rainforest for our future generations.