5 Major Contributors to Forest and Wildlife Extinction

Extinction means they're gone forever. Save our forest and the vanishing wildlife before it's too late.

Love your forest and the wildlife that lives on it. But somehow, more and more people abused these natural resources of the planet. They cut down trees but never cared to replace them.

Our forests occupy most of Earth’s land surface - decades ago. These forests housed 80% of animals and plant species, which are doomed for extinction if people won’t stop their own selfish intentions to this wildlife world.

Have you ever thought what you can do for nature other than what nature can do for you?

We know for a fact that we need forest for all our needs and supplies. But why can’t they replace a small plant when they cut down trees? Is that very hard to do?

Replacing these trees will also benefit the people of tomorrow. We should not let our mountains be barren and dead.

We must take into consideration on the consequences of our own doings to nature. Think first before you act. We need nature. We need our forests and the wildlife that lives on it.

We don’t just take and take; we must also do our share to give back to nature what it deserves.

So what are the five major contributors on the decline and possible extinction of our forest and wildlife?


KAINGIN (Slash and Burn)

Kaingin is a Filipino term for slashing and burning of trees on the forest and mountains for cultivation purposes. People who practice kaingin are called Kaingeros.

Did you know that kaingin is worst than illegal logging? This method of agricultural cultivation burned trees first to produce charcoals which they sell to people on town.

The burned area was then cultivated until such time the soil is not good enough to plant the crops and vegetables.

So they will again transfer to another place and begin the cultivation. The nutrients in the soil as well as the seeds and plants are being destroyed on the burning process and will never be brought to life again.

Kaingin has been practiced by almost all locales in every province in the Philippines. It is illegal but people just don’t care about the environment, the nature and the effects later on. All they wanted was money and their products.


ILLEGAL LOGGING

Illegal logging causes enormous damage to forest. The cutting down of trees illegally can cause extreme impact on environment and global warming.

This human activity cut down trees without the proper consent of government and therefore also violating the law.

There are parts in the forest that is prohibited to cut down because they are protecting species in the forest.

The extraction of logs and timbers is done on illegal ways. And sometimes, some endangered species who lose their habitat vanished forever.


CLIMATE CHANGE

Due to the increasing change of climates from time to time, forest became more sensitive to the global carbon emissions brought by global warming.

Due to the atmospheric changes, the growth and productivity of the forest has been affected severely.

Many wildlife species has grown less in number. We should always think that trees can absorb carbon dioxide and gives us more oxygen for fresher air. It traps pollution and cleanse the air.

Climate change is due to the abused of man on burning plastics and other materials that can cause the depletion of our ozone layer.

Use fewer plastics, conserve energy and lessen the carbon footprints may save the forest as well as our ozone layer.


WILDFIRES

Wildfires is considered to be the uncontrollable cause by lighting, volcanic eruptions, sparks from rock-falls and spontaneous combustion, though some may be of the carelessness of people visiting or camping inside the wilderness.

Wildfires mainly happen in long, hot summer and are considered as one major threat to the decline of species and can lead to forest extinction.

The effects of weathers, climate changes and other weather patterns contribute heavily to this uncontrollable disaster.


DEFORESTATION

Deforestation or what they commonly called as Clearing/Clearance is the permanent destruction of indigenous forest and woodlands to be converted to non-forest uses, farms, ranches or urban use.

The wildlife once peaceful living on these areas is forced to ‘evacuate’ and find another place to live. Some of these species will not survive on their new habitat and would likely to be extinct.

Deforestation also occurs for so many reasons. People need timbers and logs to build houses and fuel. The removal of trees without thinking of replacing what they got would most likely to damage the wildlife habitat and biodiversity of all living things.

Save the environment today...tomorrow might be too late.
Save the environment today...tomorrow might be too late.

As a result of these destructive activities, our forest ecosystems are now threatened for extinction as well as the plant and animal species inside it.

Well, not all endangered forest animals and plant species are large. Hundred of plants and smaller insects and creatures are lost ever year due to this activity and disasters.

People on the lowland may suffer tremendous effects of this abused in the form of floods and massive landslides because no more trees to hold the soil on its place.

They will only realized these effects later on when they see lifeless victims of these cruelty to forest and other living things on the environment.

Remember that trees are the lungs of the planet. They give the supply of clean air and oxygen while absorbing carbon dioxide. With population growth, do you think millions of people will survive if forests and trees are gone forever?

It’s not too late to change the way things were. We still have chance if everybody would only contribute their fair share to forest and nature. Let us be aware and stop future damage of our world.

The best movie example for this is WALL-E, which showed the Earth on year 2700, uninhabitable, full of mountains of garbage, no life and no trees. People are abusing our resources to make the world a deserted, hot planet with no living things. Is that the planet we would like for our future generations to see?

Plant one tree at a time. We must really do this for the sake of future and the Earth will not be like another barren land.

Let’s Paint the World Green!



© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A wonderful hub! I salute you for writing this engaging series concerning saving our planet and go green. Forests and wildlife are few of the most important things on earth that require extra and special care by people and without these two, nature would be thrown into complete imbalance! A fetching hub with a convincing message! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & socially shared


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi ISH! thank you friend! Yes, if these resources vanished, i dont know what will be the world look like. Many people will realized that they cannot eat money. But it'll be too late then. I hope people all the world will help conserve the forest and other natural resources for future use.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Myz, wonderful article about the different wildlife and forest extinctions. I must say this is just a terrible thing that has occurring and you are right that something needs to be done to stop this from happening or taking place. Have of course voted, shared and tweeted too!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Janine. that was sweet, thank you so much for taking time to read this hub. hope that people will be kind enough to share what nature deserves.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Nature really is beautiful and we should help protect it. Thank you unknown spy for writing this hub. Awareness is really important and that makes this hub very helpful. It makes people aware to start doing something for our environment.

Voted up and more!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Thank you for bringing up this important topic. We do need to pay attention to the resources that we are using up. I often see cities spreading out and overtaking forests and farmland. There is plenty of space inside the city that is empty or in poor condition that can be revitalized, but we would prefer to spread out, because something new is considered better than something existing. Voted up.


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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

It is cheaper for a builder of houses and roads to buy undeveloped or under-developed lands (includes critical marshes, forests, grasslands, etc.) than to buy up property in developed areas. They then can make big profits and move on.

Government helps development by building major highways through previously unaccessible areas and by making it easier for suburbanites to get to their jobs in the cities. Expand a road near any city and watch urbanization spring up.

This destruction is all about money - those that have it want more and the future of the planet is somebody else's problem.

Good article.


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mecheshier 4 years ago

Great Hub. Very informative and articulate.Yes the destruction of our forests and wildlife is all about money. So sad. If we all contribute anything to saving nature it will make a huge impact.

Thank you for sharing. Voted up for useful and awesome.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Excellent hub on the destruction of the planet. This seems to be a real problem worldwide. I grew up in coal mining fields and have seen so much destruction. As gas becomes more scarce, I fear the whole planet will be stripped.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

This is important imformation I am going to share this morning. Thank you. Jamie


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Great hub, Spy! I particularly love the statement, "trees are the lungs of the planet". That says it all!

Here in Florida, when building, all existing large trees are mandated to stay in the ground. While I hate that we tear down nature to replace it with money making opportunity, I'm comforted by the fact that state ecologists have made laws preserving our large, old trees.

Nice job, my friend!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Awesome and up, Mycee. I cannot stress enough the importance of our natural resources. One they are gone, it is over. Take warning before it is too late.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

So very sad and depressing what mankind is doing to their own home. Great information, Spy. Voted up and sharing.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, useful, and awesome Unknown. It is sad to see all this activity. Trees are vital to our Earth. I don't mind it so much when it is legal and trees are planted back. Great informative article and well written.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, a well written and excellent hub on a very important subject. We must not use up all our natural resources and lose all our forests and wildlife has well. We must become smarter humans or our planet is doomed .

Vote up and more !!!


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tamarawilhite 4 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

You didn't mention hunting, over-hunting and over-fishing. Many species today are endangered by bush hunters and over-fishing. Some of this is driven by hunger, some of it by a desire for profits.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

You have made me feel like going out and planting a tree. Great hub.

I do have a young tree growing

Vote up and awesome, Joyce on vacation, yippee.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Very thought-provoking hub here. Well written. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you meldz. You are so right, we must really save the declining environment.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Shasta. Thank you for stopping by. I dont know why people are into destryoying and damaging a natural resources like fields and forests since there are plenty of space inside the city. Thank you for the votes


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

angelo, thank you so much for stopping by. yeah, this is all about money. they do not think however, when all have been used up and dried, they willr elaized, they cannot eat money.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Mecheshier, thanks a lot :) it will make a big impact to our surroundings and environment. i hope that we would do our part even in some small ways just to minimize or reduce the damage.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Tammy, thank you for the visit.. you are right, i also fear that when all the natural resources of the world will dry and wither, species became extinct, what could possibly happen to people of tomorrow? :( so sad..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Jamie, thank you thank you for the shared and read.


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

This is a great piece M. Protecting our forest is securing our future. If we don't act now our children won't have the benefit of knowing what a forest is.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi sha! thank you for this wonderful comment. Miss yah and take care always :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Deb. Yeah me too.. once they're gone, they're gone forever..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

TT, thanks for the visit. I really appreciate it much. thanks also for the votes :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you thelyricwriter. I am glad that I can see more and more people have the heart to take cae of this planet.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Tom, you're very very right. Life on Earth will be very hard if there's no resources to give us our supplies.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Tamara, thank you for the comment. Yes, you are so right. Overhunting even if it's not yet open season would really endanger the species.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow that's great Joyce! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much Faith for visiting :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

JP, thank you so much. Have you seen Wall-E movie.. I think that is the future when we dont take care of what we have now.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

So good to know you have an interest in this complex issue, Please follow it.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you.. I am following what i write.. maybe that's why i am calling for others too because i have seen things that needs our attention.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Again another green and evergreen hub. Something for everyone on the planet to be aware of and understand the consequences.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

An excellent, well written hub on the importance of looking after our planet.

All the votes from me - well done and thank you.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Nancy! thanks a lot for visiting! thank you much


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Wow thank you lesley! that's very kind and sweet.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

You're so right. We need to replace trees as they're lost or soon there won't be any! Deforestation is common in some areas of Peru and it's so sad how denuded and wasted those areas look. Thank you for a look at all the ways that trees are being destroyed. Voted up and shared!


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Nailed it totally, really great article! Everyone needs to take a step back and think what all this damage is doing to nature and wildlife. Don;t they deserve to enjoy the planet just as much as man?? Absolutely they do. Super job, voting all the way and shared :-)


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is another very important hub, unknown spy. We need to change the way in which we treat the forest environment very soon, for the sake of wildlife and for the sake of the planet.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Vespawoolf. some other forests that have been invaded by Slash and burn cannot be planted again. it's sad though that it will take us again many years to recover what is lost in a blink of an eye


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Suzie, thank you I am so glad that you find this informative. Yes, animals are also vital in our environment.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Alicia! thanks friend. For the sake of our future, let's all do this!


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

very informative.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you snowdrops!


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Trinity M 4 years ago

Awesome hub! I love this planet and think that the only species that should go extinct is of the human variety! I have seen the effects of logging and de-forestation first hand when I spent time in the Amazon and it is not a pretty sight. The first time I saw it I was so shocked I cried. Thank you for writing a hub that matters. Up and awesome!


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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

Hello unknown spy,

This is useful information for people so that they can give concerns in forest and wildlife conservation. Those 5 major contributors in Forest and Wildlife Extinction also take place in my country and to make it worse, they also change a lot of forest into business areas mostly for palm oil plantation.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

TM, thank you the visit :) oh and i love your message..i feel the same way too with barren fields and mountains. but when you look find it covered with greens, you also feel happy.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

agusfanani, thanks a lot. it really changed a place, all of those human activities that really leads to extinction..oh how i wished people would also consider environment.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...this important hub subject speaks much of your beautiful heart also and your probing mind - without people like you who care the world would be a less friendly compassionate and caring place ........

thank you for the education and the enlightenment here.

sending you warm wishes from lake erie time 9:03am


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Epi! oh so glad to see you stopped by. your message is truly wonderful, thank you so much.


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Tiffers79 4 years ago from Olathe KS (Kansas City Metro Area)

Thanks for the subject!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hello Tiff. thank you!


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Simply Awe inspiring and awesome. Enough Said.

Thank You unkown spy!

Tim


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Tim! thanks for stopping by!

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