Also, trees take in carbon dioxide, which is harmful to the environent, and release oxeygen through their leaves, so it would increase the amount of carbon in the air and decrease oxeygen.
What's the Result?
Cutting trees in the Amazon Rainforest causes a lack of habitats for animals living in there. The Amazon is a very diverse forest with many endangered species, such as jaguars, thre-toed sloths, hyacinth macaws, and many more. These species are important to science and if their habitats are removed, they could disappear.
What are we doing?
-Training young leaders: empowering indigenous youth with the skills to manage their lands. -Working with communities: developing community- based natural resources, management, and planning. -Strengthening local organizations: developing capacity and providing technical assistance for planning.
Conservation in Indigenous Lands
- Trees provide shade that keeps the soil moist. Without them, the soil would dry up and plants would not get any water. - Trees play a major role in controlling global warming. The trees use green house gases, restoring the balance in the air. Deforestation increases the amount of green house gases in the air, adding to our global warming issues. - Tree's roots hold down soil so that it doesn't erode.