The latest report from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPAC) finds that in many parts of the world, the rainforests of the future will be found nowhere on Earth.
In some areas, we are already seeing signs of climate change and invasive species, which have led to devastating deforestation, with the worst-affected areas in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean.
This is why it’s so important to protect the rain forests of the Amazon.
As the Earth’s natural ecosystems continue to be impacted by climate change, the forests will be under threat from both natural and human-induced factors.
The recent report on the state of the rain forest by the International Tropical Forest Research Institute (ITIFRI) notes that the Amazon’s tropical rainforest has experienced a dramatic increase in deforestation and degradation in recent years, with almost 80 percent of its forest area being lost to development.
The report also notes that this has led to widespread destruction of its biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In addition, the report finds that deforestation in the Amazon has been increasing at a rapid rate in recent decades.
It is also predicted that more than half of all Amazonian rainforesters will be lost within the next 40 years.
While these numbers are alarming, the Amazon rainforest is still home to many species of plants, animals, fungi, and plants that are important to the ecosystem and to human health.
As a result, it is vital to preserve these ecosystems, and to ensure they remain sustainable and protected.
The report highlights that the greatest impacts of deforestation in tropical rainforelands occur when they are cleared for agriculture, or when they come under development.
This is where environmental degradation and destruction can have the greatest negative impacts on the biodiversity and ecosystems.
While it is clear that the forests of Brazil are being hit the hardest by the loss of the region’s rainforest biodiversity, other areas of the country are suffering even more.
In the past two decades, the Brazilian Amazon has suffered from an increase in logging, logging roads, road construction, and forest fragmentation, all of which are the result of the economic crisis.
This has resulted in the loss to the region of some 30 percent of the forests in the country, and also threatens the survival of several species of plant and animals.
According to the report, “In addition to the loss in biodiversity due to deforestation, the region has also been affected by a decline in rainfall, with more than 80 percent [of the rain-fed land] now being lost in the past decade.”
This decline in the region is also affecting the health of the environment.
Furthermore, the impact of deforestation has had a devastating effect on the Amazon, with an increase of over 10 percent in human deaths from infectious diseases, such as malaria, diarrhoea, and tuberculosis, in the last decade.
The report points out that “the increase in mortality of people and animals due to disease and poor sanitation has resulted from inadequate hygiene, lack of proper sanitation and sanitation workers, lack in food storage facilities, lack and neglect of the surrounding environment, and deforestation and fragmentation.”
The report also cites an increase that is expected to continue in the future.
It notes that in some areas the number of people living in the area is expected increase by more than 50 percent, which means that the population of the entire region is expected be in decline by 2050.
The effects of deforestation are also having an impact on the climate.
It has been estimated that if deforestation continues at its current rate, the climate of the Brazilian rainforest could warm by more like 2 degrees Celsius by 2050, making it more difficult for forests to withstand the impact climate change is having on the planet.
The National Parks of Brazil (PBRB), a coalition of organizations, will be launching an international summit in October 2019 to address the problem of climate disruption and loss of rainforester biodiversity in the Brazilian Rainforest.
The event will include the first ever summit on the issue of climate disruptions and loss in the Rainforest of the Americas (RARA), which is a major rainforest located in the Andes region.
In addition, PBRB and other groups will be discussing how they can improve the governance and management of the forest and protect the biodiversity of the RARA.
The International Tropical Rainforest Research Institute’s report is a comprehensive assessment of the global impacts of forest loss and fragmentation.
It is a snapshot of the state and status of the remaining tropical rain forests in various regions of the planet, as well as their potential future impacts.