Loss of biodiversity due to deforestation

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Culture & Science - Ecology and Environment
Saturday, 29 September 2012 12:00

Loss of biodiversity due to deforestation. The world's forests are home to hundreds of thousands of species that are facing serious problems due to deforestation.

Biodiversity is the incredible variety of plants and animals that live in ecosystems whose balance is being damaged, both by deforestation as climate change.

Deforestation not only leaves the animals habitat and destroys a lot of plants, but collaborates with global warming, whose effects are also increasing biodiversity loss worldwide.

Thousands of species are displaced, to be destroyed the forests where they lived forever, and extermination being exposed to all sorts of hardships that threaten their survival. Deforestation also causes food shortages, which means a big stress for many species.

In nature, the balance is destroyed by altering any element of an ecosystem. It is estimated that the loss of biodiversity in the world is caused by 80% by deforestation.