Addressing a tropical rain forest of Sumatra, discuss:
1. What an individual can do to help preserve the diversity of the area.
2. What additional measures to insure the preservation of the property would you propose?
3. What will be lost if intrusion goes unchecked? Appeal to the biological diversity.
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A tropical rain forest prevails when the climate is warm and moist most of the year and has an annual precipitation of at least 79 inches.
Most of the undisturbed tropical forests are being destroyed at an accelerated rate. Human encroachment mandates the need for more food and so forest are cleared for more agriculture.
Sumatra is an Island in western Indonesia. Because it has a rainforest, a vast number of plant and animal species exist there. The rainforest is home of the world's largest individual flower, Rafflesia arnoldii, and the world's largest unbranched inflorescence, the titan arum. The island has 201 mammal species and 580 bird species.
Sumatra has lost nearly fifty percent of its tropical rainforest in the last 35 ...
A discussion of how an individual can influence the diversity of a rain forests. A suggestion of measures one take to preserve the property. Statements are given on the repercussions of doing nothing.
In the Amazon Region identify at least two serious environmental problems, such as soil degradation, air or water pollution, pesticide misuse, overpopulation, wildlife extinction or threatened biodiversity, and deforestation, that impact this region. What seem to be the root causes of these problems?
? Determine what strategies local governments, businesses, or individual citizens can implement to lessen the negative impact on the environment in the Amazon region and help prepare it for a more sustainable future. Keep in mind that you may have very limited resources available to you in this region. Are there practical solutions to these problems that can be funded, developed, and implemented locally, or will long-term solutions require assistance from outside sources? If outside support is required for your plan, detail the extent of their involvement.
? Identify other regions of the world that have attempted to overcome these same, or similar, problems. Describe at least one method that they attempted to use to solve the problem. Did they succeed or fail in their efforts? What environmental or social factors aided or hindered the implementation of those plans?