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[Ambassador report] (Thematic Report ) Calculating The Environment Cost of One of the Human Activities - Deforestation

by Sagar Koirala | 19-05-2020 00:52 Comments 10 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Annually more than 1.5 billion trees are cut worldwide. Forest are very vital for our ecosystem as it covers around 30 % area of the globe but still deforestation is increasing rapidly. So for thematic report, I have chosen the discuss the environmental cost of deforestation.

Deforestation happening globally has 4 major causes, Agriculture, Illegal Logging Operations, Development activities and wildfires. Illegal Logging Operation is responsible for 25 % of all wood related trade globally. It is estimated to be worth between 30 billion $ and 100 billion $ annually. Illegal Logging is considered to be responsible for 60 % deforestation in Amazon basin. Wildfire has also made considerable damage to environment, be it in Amazon basin or Australian bushfire. A lot of Vegetation and wildfire were victimized by wildfire.

Deforestation costs around 4.5 billion $ each year through loss of biodiversity. It has eliminated habitats for millions of species. Infact, 80 % of global plants & animals live in forest. In long term, it worsens climate change. Tree Canopy keeps forest soils moist & more resistant to wildfires, droughts & subsequent floods. Without canopy, environment gets hotter during day, especially in Summer.

Trees penetrate the Water Cycle & help return water vapour to the atmosphere. In absence of trees, rainfall cycle is automatically affected. Trees absorb CO2, one of the chief Green House Gases that causes global warming. Deforestation adds 15 % of CO2 in atmosphere which is more than that of Car & Truck. Deforestation also plays pivotial role in extinction of several useful wildlife and vegetation. Various nutrient cycles like Nitrogen Cycle, Carbon Cycle and Water Cycle are severely affected ultimately resulting imbalance in the ecosystem.

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Deforestation Effect


Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Sagar Koirala, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    I vaguely knew how deforestation is causing costs to the environment, but by reading your article, I was really amazed that it is really serious not only for humans but also for wild animals. Few years ago, there was massive deforestation activity going on in Amazon. Many people around the world were worried because Amazon is producing 25% of oxygen in the world. It is imperative to stop deforestation for our survival too!!

    Thank you for your report!
    Posted 25-05-2020 19:02

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Sagar

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Calculating The Environment Cost of One of the Human Activities - Deforestation

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

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-05-2020 22:22

Samiksha Adhikari

  • Samiksha Adhikari says :
    Hello Sagar Dai,
    I hope you are fine and doing great!!

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful report.
    Keep delivering!!

    Samiksha Adhikari
    Posted 22-05-2020 18:49

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hello Sagar,
    thank you for your report on deforestation with data

    Posted 20-05-2020 19:04

Sagar  Koirala

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Thank You Taehyun mentor
    Posted 20-05-2020 18:53

Sagar  Koirala

Manisha Pokhrel

  • Manisha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Sagar dai!

    Thank u so much for this wonderful report.
    Posted 20-05-2020 18:49

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Sagar Koirala!

    Thank you for your interesting article on logging! Many people know that trees play a very important and fundamental role in our global ecosystem, and it's a self-evident fact that so far so many studies have revealed. Thank you for your opinion on cutting down these trees for human convenience. Of course it's not good to cut down a lot of trees in terms of environmental costs, but it's really scary that if we get rid of plants that play a fundamental role as producers in the global ecosystem, they're going to come back to us in the future.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 20-05-2020 14:44

Heemani Singh

  • Heemani Singh says :
    Hello Sagar dai,
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    Thank you for sharing a wonderful report .

    Keep writing and sharing


    Posted 19-05-2020 09:50

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