Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Impacts on Biodiversity II

Extinction does not necessarily mean the end of a species of animal, it can also mean the end of a species of plant.  Due to rapid deforestation, many plants in the Amazonian tropical rainforests are being exploited.  As canopy trees are logged, plants dependent upon them for shade or support or moisture vanish.   As a result, many plants like Terminalia acuminata, are extinct from the wild.   These plants are only known to exist in captivity as a naturalized population outside its historic range.  Some 338 species of plants are facing extinction in Brazil, according to a report compiled by IUCN - International Union of Conservation of Nature.  Deforestation, especially in southeastern Atlantic Amazonian tropical rainforest is blamed for this phenomenon.




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    1. It's really nice that nowadays part of us, human beings are concerned about the danger of deforestation globe wide.So I would like to collaborate with this blog by informing you that there´s no such forest called The Southeastern Atlantic “Amazonian” tropical rainforest. The Amazonian Forest occurs near the Equator which is at least two thousand and a half kilometers away from the Atlantic tropical rain forest situated along the coast of Brazil. Besides the distance a huge amount of trees, plants, and animals which occur in the Southeastern Atlantic tropical rain forest are endemic to that region and we can’t find them in the Amazonian Equatorial forest. This applies to the example given here the Terminalia acuminata which has never been found in The Amazonian rain forest. So it would be correct if we take the word "Amazonian" out of the name of the forest mentioned above. It would be something like calling some forest situated on the east coast of the US by the name of "Connecticut" Giant Red Wood Forest which occurs in California almost three thousand miles apart.

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