• 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. Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

    There are many companies who take advantage of Brazil's cheap resources. The Brazilian government has employed people from the favelas to work for these companies so the profit does not go straight out of the companies. Evaluation of the sources used !

  2. Tropical Rainforest - Case Study

    gradually into rivers and the air, when the forest is removed there is nothing to stop rainwater from flowing downhill and flooding lower areas. The upper areas are exposed to the hot sun and dry out quickly. Most plants are unable to grow in these drought conditions and the land can becomes a desert.

  1. Should the Brazilian government allow continuation of further development in the Amazon rainforest?

    The clouds eventually cool and condense and fall as rain. The cycle is then repeated. Another natural cycle, which takes place in the rainforest ecosystem, is the nutrient cycle. This cycle is important as it provides nutrients for the rainforest.

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

    trees, soil quality, water. The reason the government sets laws in this area is due to the fact if it is left to its own, the businesses and developments would fail to take account of the need for sustainability. As the environment tends to be seen as a free good because it is often

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

    railway-line, which would support good access to the site, with minimum disruption to farmland. View south 3:- Policies 3.1 Site specific A comprehensive scheme is required, which can allow phased development. Proposals should incorporate mixed housing styles and servicing provision for the prospective new school site, and can include local shopping and community facilities.

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

    To do this they used destructive tools like axes and chainsaws then after to get rid of any remnants of life they would burn it. This was a further problem as many fires got out of hand and lead to major forest fires.

  1. Underlying Causes of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Kenya

    Once again in 1941, the colonial government tried unsuccessfully to evict them after gazetting it but this only drove them further inside the forest because there was no communication between them and the government. They did not know what was expected of them.

  2. Where is the Amazon Rainforest, ie its country and continent?

    The shrub layer has the densest plant growth. It contains shrubs and ferns and other plants needing less light. Saplings of emergents and canopy trees can also be found here. The forest floor is usually dark and damp. It contains a layer of rotting leaves and dead animals called litter.

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