Deforestation

02.26.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/world/expedition-sumatra-episode-5-blog/index.html?c=/SPECIALS/environment/index.html&page=1

This article brings the deforestation in Indonesia to attention and points out that from 1985 to 2008 the forest coverage has gone from 50% to 25%. All the animals that lived their have either died or forced to find a new home. One thing that I found extremely interesting is that many of the indigenous people that lived their have had to move their homes because of deforestation. This is an effect of deforestation I never thought of. Usually deforestation creates space for people to live, but in this case it has caused people to lose their homes. I think more attention needs to be brought to deforestation and maintaining the environment.

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