Re not De!

By Becca franco

What is deforestation

Deforestation is an ecological problem that affects animals and plants that live in the forest and it is happening here in Costa Rica.


Causes of Deforestation

There are many causes of deforestation in Costa Rica. For example, farmers cut down trees so they can make room for cattle. Restaurants like Burger king and Wendys are paying farmers to raise cows.


Another possible cause is that our population is growing so we have to make more room.


A final cause is that lots of farmers are planting things like pineapple, rice ,teak, palm oil, and bananas. This is called mono crop farming.

Effects

There are many effects of deforestation. First, deforestation can cause species loss and if it does then the whole ecosystem will collapse.


Additionally if we keep cutting down trees, then there will be no oxygen to breathe.


A final possible effect is fragmentation. This is a problem because animals can't migrate.

Effects of Deforestation

There are many effects of deforestation. First deforestation can cause species loss and if it does then the whole ecosystem will collapse. Additionally if we keep cutting down trees, then there will be no oxygen to breathe. A final possible effect is fragmentation. This is a problem because animals can't migrate.
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Solutions

There are many possible solutions to help end deforestation.


First you can start planting trees so that the animals can move and this fixes fragmentation.


In addition you can stop encouraging cattle farming. If people stop supporting and wanting meat from cattle, then the farmers will stop cutting down tree.


Finally we can start backyard farming. If we start our own small farms, we don't need to cut down trees to make room for bigger crops.

If we just try

We know it's hard and tough but we have to get through it, we are stronger together. We are the trees and they are us. So help make a choice, are we killers or are we lovers? Make a choice.



Just try

*RE(reforestation)

*De (deforestation)

Bibliography

1.Growing Food, David Burnie, 2004

2.WWW.Comunity Carbon Trees.org, Tree Jenni, 2020

3.Recycled Air, Spectrum Sience

4.Rising Tide, Spectrum Sience

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