• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The rainforest is being exploited this means that it is not being used properly and is being taken advantage of.

Extracts from this document...


Exploiting The rainforest is being exploited this means that it is not being used properly and is being taken advantage of. The Amazon Rainforest is vanishing at 3 TIMES the rate it was in 1994. 20% of the Amazon Rainforest is already destroyed. *2.47 ACRES per second *150 ACRES per minute * 214,000 ACRES per day * 78 MILLION ACRES per year: * In Brazil- 5.4+ Million Acres per year *80% of the ancient forests have been destroyed *only 20% of the ancient forests remain intact Over 1 million people moved into the forest all these people cleared parts of the forest to grow crops on since the trees grew so well they thought it would do the same for the crops. ...read more.


The main materials that the people want are the most expensive so these would be teak and mahogany these would most probably be sold to rich countries. Most of the wood is logged by big multinational companies. Mining also is used in the rainforest this is done by massive international companies iron ore; bauxite, gold, and many other valuable metals are dug up. Carajas is the biggest mining area in the forest. Big companies bought land to raise there cattle on. They use a burning technique where they just burn the forest down this was a much faster way of doing things. This also had the same effects as growing crops the land is left almost desert like after they have used it. ...read more.


They have 79 more dams in planning for the forest. Europeans arrived in the Amazon there were an estimated 6 million Amerindians. Today, there are only about 300,000. The remaining Indians are forced to live in reservations or to become "tourist attractions." Among humans, the Amerindians have the oldest claim to the rainforest; they have lived in harmony with the forest for longer than any other civilization. But not all of this is bad. Even though the forest is being destroyed the people that live there are getting money to make their lives better. The country Brazil is getting money so it can make the country better they can build new hospitals build new houses for people and make living in Brazil a lot better. The dams that were built might mean the flooding but it gives the country cheap power so factories will open up there which will give jobs to the locals. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Environmental Management section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Environmental Management essays

  1. Tropical Rainforest - Case Study

    Although now there is still trees that can be cut down this can then be sold to the rest of the world, eventually these will run out if more to not get planted and if the soil does not become fertile enough for any more to grow.

  2. I am going to describe the increasing problem of the destruction of the Amazonian ...

    Charcoal making is a large occupation for many Brazilian citizens. However, because of the pollution it sends into the atmosphere it is adding to the greenhouse affect. The process of making charcoal involves baking the wood in a small mound of earth surrounded by sticks it takes a lot of time, experience and care.

  1. A report concerning new business development in the local area, which is the Paddington ...

    situated right next to a motor way, which can be both dangerous and bad for their health due to the constant traffic. Even though the school is not entirely happy with the plans for the development they still believe that it is sustainable, as it would benefit the future and the future generations.

  2. Underlying Causes of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Kenya

    that were enforced by the respective Forester, District Forest Officer and Provincial Forest Officer. The Non-resident cultivation is a modification of the Shamba system that attempts to reduce the risk of cultivators claiming squatter rights on forestland. The system however, fails to take into account the need to protect crops

  1. PLANNING PERMISSION/POLICY:: Briggs & Mortar have commissioned Spencer Property to carry out a local ...

    4.2:- Local policy ERCC has adopted the principles of Agenda 21, central to this is a commitment to work towards sustainable development. Anyone planning to develop or use land in the borough, from household extensions to major building schemes, has a responsibility to ensure the change will protect the environment.

  2. Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

    Commercial logging, cattle ranches, raw materials, mining and e.t.c. when these development takes place large areas of the rainforest has to be cleared out. From my research I found out that only 5% of the forest trees are actually wanted by the loggers but to get those trees they have to damage or destroy 65% of the remaining ones.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work