how many trees are chopped down in the average rainforest daily?
How many trees are chopped down in the average rainforest-daily?
i just need a round number
not neccessarily daily. can be weekly, monthly, yearly
also what's a place or job or something that does a lot of damage to the rainforest?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
We are losing Earth's greatest biological treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.
One and one-half acres of rainforest are lost every second with tragic consequences for both developing and industrial countries.
Most rainforests are cleared by chainsaws, bulldozers and fires for its timber value and then are followed by farming and ranching operations, even by world giants like Mitsubishi Corporation, Georgia Pacific, Texaco and Unocal.
Human Threats to Rainforests - http://rainforests.mongabay.com/0803.htm
- ZenWomanLv 41 decade ago
An area roughly the size of Connecticut. They chop a lot of the forest down to satisfy the orders for soy beans. So, if big corporations refuse to buy their soybeans they would stop chopping down all those trees.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
2 i think