The numerous deforestation causes are the ultimate factors that would eventually make mankind and the entire planet suffer. Some causes are brought about by several illegal activities, some are necessary and some are unintentional. No matter what kind, form or how these various deforestation causes came about, these activities, phenomena and events in due course will put the entire world in total jeopardy.
Governments worldwide are engaged on series of campaigns and propaganda emphasizing the numerous effects of deforestation and what causes them. Laws are made to prevent illegal logging activities, administrative controls are done to moderate logging activities and reforestation campaigns and programs are fervently performed to preserve rain forests natural condition.
Deforestation Causes: Agriculture and Domestication
The local residences most especially in the rural areas, clears rain forest to provide adequate areas for cattle and agriculture. As the number of livestock and crops continuous to develop, more areas are required to sustain livelihood. Most crops that are usually planted on deforested areas are rice, coffee, rubber, palms and tea. These crops are known to play a significant role in people’s lives.
Deforestation Causes: Legal and Illegal Logging Activities
Logging activities, whether legal or illegal, are the most prominent among any other deforestation causes. Huge areas of rain forest are devastated for wood that makes up most of our furniture, infrastructures, and edifice. Roads that are constantly built for modernization and urbanization purposes needs wood as well. On other countries, logging activities can be duly approved provided that as many trees are cut, more trees must as well be planted.
Deforestation Causes: Natural Causes
Forest fires and overgrazing are one of the known natural causes of deforestation. Forest fires that initiated due to extremely hot climate and other natural causes can burn down trees and its ability to reproduce. On the other hand, animals that lives in the wild oftentimes eats young trees; thus, ceasing its reforestation purposes.
Mining and Hydroelectric power stations are also one of those known deforestation causes. As mining pertains to digging out for metals like diamonds, copper and gold, large areas in the forests are intentionally cleared to give way for mining activities. On the other hand, rain forests having large rivers are the ideal spot to build power station. Akin with the mining activity, the onset of deforestation implies clearing out of a vast area construct and builds the power station.
Various deforestation causes are clearly revealed; thus, the fate of mankind and the entire planet depends on how people can control or totally avoid these deforestation causes to constantly preserve our rain forests.