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The Fate of the Forest.

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The Fate of the Forest In this essay I am going to show my understanding of the issue of deforestation in the Solomon Islands. I will explain the relative merits of the two different views. In other words I am going to summarise the Earth watch argument and explain what I think is good about the argument and what is bad about the argument. I am going to try and imagine what the Solomon Islands government might say to counter the Earth watch argument. (Earth watch is an environmental pressure group.) The last section I am going to do in this piece of work is what my personal views towards the "fate of the forest." In this section I am going to describe I depth what I think should happen to the rainforest of the Solomon Islands. I am either going to agree with the environmental pressure group or if I am going to agree with the government and its plans of what to do with the forest. Or I might make a conclusion which might be a compromise between the two sides which are arguing against each other. To conclude my opinion on this matter I will suggests other possible ways the Solomon Island could develop their economy without causing an environmental catastrophe. ...read more.

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This is not what Earth watch wants to hear from the people as the logging companies are going to cut down the forest. These logging companies are controlled by the government and allowed on the lands by the government. The government would argue that the only way the country could develop is to give the forest to the logging companies. This is the only way the government can improve and develop their country. Now I am going to summarise the Solomon Islands government views of the rainforest. The Solomon Island says that the only reliable source of money they can depend on is from selling trees to the logging companies. They have been very brave and made impressive business deals with the logging companies. They say they can use the money to pay off the countries debts to avoid getting the country into any worse state. The government then is promising the people to improve transportation. Transportation is very poor at the moment they will ensure more and better roads, harbours, boats and even ideas of building suspension bridges linking the main islands of the country together. There communications is also very poor they will do everything in their power to make sure better telephone lines which can link families not throughout the country but throughout the world. ...read more.

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Farmers also could grow subsistence crops which could feed his family with. Many farmers in other countries have got a good quality of life, with modern facilities, large homes and a fantastic environment to live in. Another way they could make money to develop is to cut down trees which are dead or fallen down. So no new trees are cut down. People cut the trees in the rainforest and use a buffalo to pull the logs out of the forest to prevent machinery causing any soil erosion. The people then make money from selling the timber. They get more money out of selling the timber directly than selling the trees to logging companies. They should also plant two trees for every hectare of land the cut a tree down in. Local people can make more money if they produce something out of the logs which are worth �2.00. If they the logs into planks they would make �100's of pounds. Out of the same wood if they made some furniture they could make this time �1000's of pounds. So by manufacturing the local people and the government are able to earn more which can improve the quality of life. This is the only way in my opinion the country could develop whilst protecting the environment. ?? ?? ?? ?? Geography Coursework Talha Valli 11KW 1 ...read more.

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