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[Ambassador report] Free Report- Disappearance of Amazon forest cover

by Anishka Jha | 14-08-2019 01:47 Comments 3 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



I would like to share a report on Amazon forest that I recently read in the National daily Gulf News of UAE.

As per the report -The National Institute for Space research recently warned that forest destruction in the Amazon basin has sharply increased. As per the satellite images, 68%  of rain forest has fallen down in the first two weeks of July compared to the same period a year ago. Through its monitoring tools Brazil captures the  change in forest cover by comparing snapshots every 15-20 days.

That data is uploaded to the internet and sent to federal and regional environmental authorities, who cross check with rural property maps. In this way, officials can see who is cutting down forests, determine if the felling is illegal and dispatch inspectors or environmental police to trouble spots.

Farmers, miners, road- builders and  ranchers,  who were digging  deep into the forest to amass its wealth of gold, iron ore and timber, their progress is constantly monitored by scientists through images captured from orbiting satellites. In fact rainforest watchdogs have highlighted the destruction on patches no larger than half a football pitch.

Brazil is Internationally committed to reduce carbon emissions by 2020. Better policing has led to the expansion of nature preserves and has bound farmers not to clear cut forest to sow their fields. Yet under the present regime, these gains are now in jeopardy, with an increasing proportion of deforestation driven by industrial activities and large-scale agriculture. In fact, more than three-quarters of forest clearing in the Amazon is for cattle-ranching.  As per the researcher Amazon forest is a store house of more carbon than the world’s reserves of fossil fuels. If rain forest degeneration goes uncontrolled whole planet would pay the price including Brazil.

Image Credit - NYT

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3 Comments

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hello Anishka

    Thank you for writing about forest degeneration, and in fact forest degeneration is a serious issue because this will only exacerbate global warming as carbon dioxide level will be continue to go up. I think it is time for us to plant more trees to prevent this from happening. At the same time, we should stop cutting trees as well.

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 19-08-2019 01:26

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Anishka

    Forest degeneration has been one of the leading causes of global warming. There are many factors that cause deforestation industrial activities, large-scale agriculture, exploitation of natural resources. However, we must realize the cost of these activities and cease the exploitation.

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 15-08-2019 22:36

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Anishka

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Disappearance of Amazon forest cover. With increasing human needs, populations and several other factors the forests are being cut down which has resulted into several other environmental problems.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 15-08-2019 22:32

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