Hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and pollution are all effects of deforestation. And if we are not careful, the biodiversity will cease to exist. Species of animals will vanish. Medicinal miracles, clean air, and a stable environment are all at risk. Any place with an abundance of trees faces the threat of disappearing forever.
You do not have to reside in a rainforest to take part in preventing deforestation. Below are some of the suggestions that you and I can adopt to save the remaining forests.
Recycle the papers, bottles that you use. Also, buy recycled products. Purchasing and using recycled products reduces the demand for new products. The end effect is a decline in the need for new raw material. As such, fewer trees are cut.
On an individual level, give up using products that need felling of trees. Another thing you can consider is reducing the charcoal and firewood that you use. It is no doubt that this is the way to reduce carbon emissions. The result is reduced global warming and will play a crucial role to stop deforestation.
Adapt crop rotation techniques.
As a farmer, make use of environmental savvy techniques of farming. One such technique is crop rotation. Here, you grow two different species of a crop on the same plot. The result is an economical use of the available farm. Once you do this, you do not need to convert the forest area to farmland. You can farm both at the same plot of land.
Adopt a vegetarianism feeding habit.
If you cannot stop eating meat, become a vegetarian. In this way, you save lots of crops that would be used to feed animals. When animals are left to graze on their own, they destroy trees and plants. So, as much as possible make your diet from vegetables and fruits. You will save tons of trees and remain healthy.
Plant more trees.
To reverse the actual damage, grow more trees. People should try these initiatives by growing trees in their backyard. Regulation on cutting and felling trees has to be made. If a tree has to be cut, only the old and dead trees about to collapse should be cut. The younger trees should be allowed to grow. Governments all over the world should enforce a ban on the cutting of trees. The government should impose fines on those found liable to breaking these regulations.
The government should create awareness on the effects of deforestation to humans. Academicians should make presentations on the need to safeguard forests. They should make these presentations in colleges, schools, and Universities.
The government should involve both the children and adults. Engaging children at a tender age inculcates them with knowledge. They can take this experience with them to adulthood. Nongovernmental organizations should also be involved. They should join forces with the government in putting an end to deforestation.
Whether it is the oxygen to breathe, food to eat or beauty to see. Human derives all these from forests and trees. That is why it is necessary to prevent deforestation. Saving trees mean lesser pollution and minor catastrophes.