Deforestation [Cutting down trees] in the amazon basin task



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DEFORESTATION [Cutting down trees] IN THE AMAZON BASIN
Task:
a) Write down 3 headings on 3 pages in your books:


  1. CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION [REASONS TREES ARE BEING CUT DOWN]

  2. EFFECTS OF DEFORESTATIONS [THE RESULTS OF TREES BEING CUT DOWN]

  3. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RAINFOREST [HOW TO MAKE USE OF THE RAINFOREST WITHOUT RUINING IT]

b) Write down the following statements under the right title:-



1 Farming [e.g. cocoa, soy beans]

2Using small plots of land for farming for a few years only


3 Soil erosion [when soil is washed away]

4 Roads


5 Mines [digging out iron, gold etc]

6 Harvesting Brazil nuts


7 Soil is ruined as nutrients get washed away

8 HEP [hydro-electric-power] Schemes [building a dam and lake to make electricity]



9 Ecotourism

10 Species may become extinct

11 Climate change [global warming/greenhouse effect]

12 Amazon Indians lose their homes


13 Rainfall changes

14 Wood/timber



15 Settlement

16 Rubber tapping


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