Reforestation of Costa Rica
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What is deforestation?
There are many causes of deforestation in Costa Rica. For example, cattle farming is a major cause of this problem. Cattle farming is an example of intensive farming.
Another possible cause of deforestation is mono crop agriculture. Mono crop agriculture is a type of intensive farming in which farmers cut down trees. Intensive monocrop farming is only planting one type of crop like pineapple and rice. When people start intensive farming they cut down many trees.
A final cause of deforestation in Costa Rica is fast food production. Some restaurants such as Burger King and Wendy's pay money to the Costa Rican farmers to cut down their trees to provide a cheap source of meat.
Effects of Deforestation
There are many effects of deforestation in Costa Rica. First, there is habitat loss from cutting down trees in Costa Rica. Animals like sloths, scarlet macaws, and monkeys are losing their habitat due to deforestation.
Second, there are no more trees because there are large real estate developments. This also is a major cause of deforestation. Real estate development is a company that builds houses and hotels and to build they need a clear and stable space. There are so many trees that HUMANS cut down for clear spaces to build.
Finally, fragmentation. Fragmentation is when there is no more of something like trees. Trees are extremely valuable for humans, the environment and for animals. The trees give air and if we didn't have trees, everyone and everything would be DEAD.
Solutions to deforestation
First, participating in tree planting groups like Community Carbon Trees and Costas Verdes is helpful for the environment.
Second, we need to save the corridors. The corridors are important for the environment and the animals. Me and my classmates went to Rancho La Merced Uvita Puntarenas Costa Rica to plant a corridor.
Third, We can have backyard farms that we can put trees in.
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