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DEFORESTATION. AND THE IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY. DEFORESTATION. Removal of forest for agriculture/farming Clearing of an area for urban development Wood and timber trade. WHAT IS IT?. BIODIVERSITY. Refers to the number of different species in an ecosystem. 3 Main Elements of Biodiversity

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deforestation

DEFORESTATION

AND THE IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY

deforestation1
DEFORESTATION
  • Removal of forest for agriculture/farming
  • Clearing of an area for urban development
  • Wood and timber trade

WHAT IS IT?

biodiversity
BIODIVERSITY
  • Refers to the number of different species in an ecosystem.

3 Main Elements of Biodiversity

  • Ecological Diversiy
  • Species Diversity
  • Genetic Diversity

WHAT IS IT?

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Mounain Gorilla (Gorilla beringeiberingei)

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impact cont
IMPACT CONT.

Species lost: deforested land

what is being done

WHAT IS BEING DONE?

Creating protected areas

Increasing reserves

Creating corridors of land connecting populations

Privately purchasing land – endangered habitats.

what can be done
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
  • Education
  • Alternative processes
  • Creating new eco friendly industries ie eco-tourism
reference list
Reference List
  • http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?imgurl=http://baraza.wildlifedirect.org/files/2008/08/distribution_map_east_gorillas2002_123081.gif&imgrefurl=http://baraza.wildlifedirect.org/tag/mountain-gorilla/&h=265&w=476&sz=33&tbnid=Jln9U7N-h-XukM:&tbnh=72&tbnw=129&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmountain%2Bgorilla%2Bmap%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=mountain+gorilla+map&hl=en&usg=__kfamIExFANYOnMLZHOCaWeN5xdk=&sa=X&ei=gLS_TfHNCYrcvwO2oNivBA&ved=0CDMQ9QEwBg
  • http://newsbbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3090071.stm
  • http://www.biodiversity.govt.nz/picture/biodiversity/state/destruction.html
  • http://www.ecotours.co.nz/
  • http://mountaingorillas.gorilla.acd.org
  • http://ian.umces.edu/imagelibrary/displayimage-2485.html
  • http://www.superstock.com/stock-photos-images/4065-17574
  • http://www.eco2librium.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/Biodiversity.jpg.w300h156.jpg
  • http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/trees-cultivation-to-lessen-impact-of-global-warming/
  • Mckinney ML, Schoch RM. (1996). Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions. West Publishing company.
  • Rudel, T, Defries, R, Asher, G, Laurance, W. (2009). Changing drivers of Deforestation and new opportunities for Conservation. Conservation Biology. Volume 23, Issue 6. P 1396-1405. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com.libproxy.unitec.ac.nz
  • Smith W, McKenzie-Mohr D. (1999). Fostering Sustainable Behaviour. New Society Publishers.
  • www.insights.co.nz/story_behine_d_aspx
  • www.fao.org/forestry/docrep/wfcxi/PUBLI/V2/T7E/TE/1-4.HTM