Conservation of Rainforest for Ecological Sustainability.

Wisdom High International School



Saumya Bhatia

Step 1 FEEL

Loss of Habitat One of the most dangerous and unsettling effects of deforestation is the loss of animal and plant species due to their loss of habitat. 70% of land animals and plant species live in forests. Not only does deforestation threaten species known to us, but also those unknown. The trees of the rainforest that provide shelter for some species also provide the canopy that regulates the temperature. Deforestation results in a more drastic temperature variation from day to night, much like a desert, which could prove fatal for many inhabitants. Destruction of Homelands of the indigenous people As large amounts of forests are cleared away, allowing exposed earth to whither and die and the habitats of innumerable species to be destroyed, the indigenous communities who live there and depend on the forest to sustain their way of life are also under threat. The loss of forests has an immediate and direct effect on their lifestyle that we in the highly industrialized parts of the world, despite our own dependency on what the rainforest provides, will never know. The level of immediacy is exponentially greater for indigenous peoples. The governments of nations with rainforests in their borders often attempt to evict indigenous tribes before the actual clear-cutting begins. This is one of the pre-emptive effects of deforestation. Extinction of species due to depletion of rainforests An average of 137 species of life forms are driven into extinction every day in the world's tropical rainforests. The forces of destruction such as logging, cattle ranching have all contributed to the loss of millions of acres of tropical rainforest. Animals and people alike lose their homes when trees are cut down. INCREASE OF TROPICAL DISEASES The emergence of tropical diseases and outbreaks of new diseases, including nasty hemorrhagic fevers like ebola and lassa fever, are a subtle but serious impact of deforestation. With increased human presence in the rainforest, and exploiters pushing into deeper areas, humans are encountering microorganisms with behaviors unlike those previously known. As the primary hosts of these pathogens are eliminated or reduced through forest disturbance and degradation, disease can break out among humans. Although not unleashed yet, someday one of these microscopic killers could lead to a massive epidemic as deadly for our species as we have been for the species of the rainforest. Until then, local populations will continue to be menaced by mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, Rift Valley fever, and malaria, and water-borne diseases like cholera

Step 2 Imagine
Step 3DO

My story is about creating a sustainable management by adopting the processes of sustainable practices in the categories of businesses, agriculture, society, environment, and personal life by managing them in a way that will benefit current generations and future generations. This can be done by following these steps:- • By giving special attention to the ‘forest creators’, that is, wildlife species like honeybees, insects and birds which are the agents of pollination and seed dispersal and help in the growth of rainforests by installing artificial homes for them. • Conserving water for the wildlife and plants in rainforests by creating reservoir , artificial lakes and dams as a result many species of animals as well as plants will be saved from getting extinct. • Protecting rainforests in hilly areas by implement the method of terrace farming for farmers, so that there will be no cutting of trees and destroying the rainforests for levelling of the land. • Installation of wildlife and plant care camps by the government for the protection of wildlife and plants from any diseases which may take a huge troll on them. If such camps are set up , millions of living organisms can be cured then and there and will save their species from getting extinct. • Restore damaged ecosystems by planting trees on land where forests have been cut down. Encourage people to live in a way that doesn't hurt the environment. Establish parks to protect rainforests and wildlife. Support companies that operate in ways that minimize damage to the environment. • Many sustainable forestry practices can protect or encourage forest regeneration. They include putting up a fence to exclude deer, controlling weeds and other plants, and removing some trees to allow more sunlight to reach down into the forest. • By following the steps to Reduce and Prevent Deforestation 1. Plant a tree. 2. Use less paper. 3. Recycle paper and cardboard. 4. Use recycled products. 5. Buy only sustainable wood products. 6. Don't buy products containing palm oil. 7. Reduce meat consumption. 8. Do not burn firewood excessively • Selective logging – Selective logging is the practice of only harvesting certain trees from the forest instead of clear-cutting or removing all of the trees at once. ... Replanting – When a tree is harvested a new sapling is planted in its place.

If implemented the project will help in 1. Reducing the loss of Habitat 2. Protecting the Homelands of the indigenous people of the forest 3. Prevent the extinction of species due to depletion in rainforests 4. Control the increase in tropical diseases


Project cannot be implemented as of now.

The primary concern was the an increase in the spread of life-threatening diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. For a host of ecological reasons, the loss of forest can act as an incubator for insect-borne and other infectious diseases that afflict humans. Another serious concern of the indigenous people was the scarcity of water in the rainforests. The main challenge was to take care of people as well as wildlife in the forest.

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Life on land

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Project if implemented will benefit various tribes in forests, gatherers and all people associated with the forest.