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The destruction of the world's tropical forests may mean the destruction of mankind
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Amazon deforestation reduced by nearly 84%, Brazil says

Amazon deforestation reduced by nearly 84%, Brazil says | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Brazil said Wednesday it has reduced Amazon deforestation by nearly 84 percent over the past eight years and is nearing its international target for slowing devastation of the world's largest rainforest.
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 7, 2017 12:22 PM

Another great example of how we should be able to potentially end deforestation with the help of stopping ranching and farming on certain parts of the land. Also a good counter argument if need be.

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Down to Zero: How you are helping us to end deforestation in Indonesia

Down to Zero: How you are helping us to end deforestation in Indonesia | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
It has been ten years since you, and many around the world, have joined us on our journey to end deforestation in Indonesia. To mark this occasion, we are launching 'Down to Zero'.
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 7, 2017 12:16 PM

Again very useful regarding the positive effects we can potentially have regarding deforestation. Most likely going to use this as an example just based off the sheer amounts of gret info this article provides

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Deforestation rising in Amazon countries outside Brazil

Deforestation rising in Amazon countries outside Brazil | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Deforestation has sharply increased in Amazon countries outside of Brazil, finds a new analysis based on satellite data.
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 7, 2017 12:26 PM

Great use of pathos as it provokes worry and urgency of the rising effects of deforestation in countries other than Brazil. Could be a good counterargument as well.

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Extinction risk as Aceh opens forests for logging

Extinction risk as Aceh opens forests for logging | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
SOME of the richest and most biodiverse forests in Indonesia will soon be opened up for commercial exploitation under a plan drafted by the new government of Aceh.
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 7, 2017 12:08 PM

Good article about differing extinction risks as Aceh begins to open up much of the forests for logging. This would be a good argument for why deforestation is so devastating both ecologically and economically.  

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'REDD+ actions can have varying impacts' - SciDev.Net

'REDD+ actions can have varying impacts' - SciDev.Net | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
'REDD+ actions can have varying impacts'SciDev.Net[HYDERABAD] Impacts of actions under Reduction of Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) – a UN mechanism to stem deforestation and degradation – on biodiversity and carbon vary across forest types...
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Palm Oil Plantations Clearing Borneo’s Carbon-Rich Forests | Asia Pacific | World | Epoch Times

Palm Oil Plantations Clearing Borneo’s Carbon-Rich Forests | Asia Pacific | World | Epoch Times | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
The cultivation of palm oil, an item frequently seen in processed foods, personal care products, and soaps, is a main factor in the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest, said a new study from Stanford and Yale researchers.
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Stanford: Palm Oil Demand Drives Borneo Deforestation - Patch.com

Stanford: Palm Oil Demand Drives Borneo DeforestationPatch.comThe study, published online Oct.
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Tropical Deforestation : Feature Articles

Tropical Deforestation : Feature Articles | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Tropical forests are home to half the Earth's species, and their trees are an immense standing reservoir of carbon. Deforestation will have increasingly serious consequences for biodiversity, humans, and climate.
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The Disappearing Amazon

The Disappearing Amazon | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
MISSING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: NASA reveals 37 years of Amazon deforestation by juxtaposing satellite photos of western Brazil taken in 1975 and 2012.
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80% of Tropical Deforestation Caused by Agriculture : TreeHugger

80% of Tropical Deforestation Caused by Agriculture : TreeHugger | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
A new report finds that agriculture both commercial and subsistence is far and away the leading cause of tropical deforestation.
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Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 18, 2013 8:39 AM

that is true :(

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NASA satellites catch vast deforestation inside Virunga National Park - Mongabay.com

NASA satellites catch vast deforestation inside Virunga National Park - Mongabay.com | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
NASA satellites catch vast deforestation inside Virunga National ParkMongabay.comTwo satellite images by NASA, one from February 13, 1999 and the other from September 1, 2008 (see below), show that Virunga National Park is under assault from...
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 6, 2017 6:05 PM

Interesting picture showing deforestation of a national park over time. Definite argument and good visual example of deforestation that I could use in me essay

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Tree Gangsters Are Killing the Rainforest

Tree Gangsters Are Killing the Rainforest | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Organized criminal syndicates are responsible for most illegal logging, which accounts for up to 30 percent of timber traded globally (The #deforestation of #rainforests worldwide.)...
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Agricultural expansion: an “either or more” factor in deforestation

Agricultural expansion: an “either or more” factor in deforestation | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
BOGOR, Indonesia (4 October, 2012)_Pastureland has been identified as the leading driver of deforestation in many parts of Latin America.
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Facts, figures and news on deforestation

Facts, figures and news on deforestation | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Facts, figures and news on deforestation (10.4 million hectares of tropical forest were permanently destroyed each year between 2000 to 2005 http://t.co/QVgAwiLaIm via @mongabay)...
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 7, 2017 12:24 PM

Great article about literally the facts and figures regarding deforestation. Could easily be used given it has so much information.

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3 Ways to Achieve Zero Tropical #Deforestation ...

3 Ways to Achieve Zero Tropical #Deforestation ... | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
As the crisis of tropical deforestation reaches a new level of urgency due to forest fires raging in Indonesia, an important question is how can the world satisfy the growing demand for forest products while still preserving forest ecosystems?
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 7, 2017 12:11 PM

very  thought provoking theories  about how to completely stop tropical deforestation.  Could easily use this as an example and reference. Also very helpful regarding the "call to action" aspect of writing an essay.

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Detecting Deforestation - POB

Detecting Deforestation - POB | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Detecting Deforestation
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One of the principal threats to wildlife in the protected area, along with illegal wildlife hunting, is habitat loss through deforestation and forest degradation.
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Brazil sets up special security force to protect Amazon - Mother Nature Network

Brazil sets up special security force to protect Amazon - Mother Nature Network | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Mother Nature NetworkBrazil sets up special security force to protect AmazonMother Nature NetworkEnvironment Minister Izabella Teixeira said the new unit will conduct "permanent" surveillance of the Amazon, where illicit deforestation grew 220...
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Invest in forests to improve prospects for the world’s population

Invest in forests to improve prospects for the world’s population | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
What will it cost to save the world’s forests and boost the life prospects of its 7 billion people? In a few days, India will host a meeting in Hyderabad of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
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Ten African countries unite to protect rainforests

Ten African countries unite to protect rainforests | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Ten central African countries have come together to protect the Congo Basin rainforest — the world's second largest rainforest — from severe deforestation, through implementing improved national forest monitoring systems and boosting regional...
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Rarest gorillas lose half their habitat in 20 years

Rarest gorillas lose half their habitat in 20 years | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Cross River gorillas and eastern gorillas lost more than half their habitat since the early 1990s due to deforestation, logging, and other human activities, finds a comprehensive new assessment across great apes' range in West and Central Africa..
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 6, 2017 6:01 PM

Great article. Easy to understand why gorillas are super threatened. I could also use this as an argument for why deforestation should be stopped.

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Together for Trees | Tesco

Together for Trees | Tesco | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
All over the world, rainforests are being destroyed faster than you'll believe. And if we don't do something to stop it, future generations of our families will suffer at the hands of climate change.
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Deforestation rebounds in the Amazon - Nature Blogs

Deforestation rebounds in the Amazon - Nature Blogs | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Deforestation is on the rise again in the Brazilian Amazon. The amount of clear-cut land hit 522 km2 in August 2012, up from 163.3 km2 in the same month last year, a spike of 220%. Read more.
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UN Report: Tropical Deforestation is a Booming Business for ...

UN Report: Tropical Deforestation is a Booming Business for ... | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Environment | deforestation | This chart from the report illustrates the improbable spurt of new timber coming out of Indonesian, likely harvested rain forest trees funneled through legal pl.
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 6, 2017 6:04 PM

Could use this as a a counterargument for why deforestation should be stopped. Lots of facts about why its a booming business as well as built in counterarguments.

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Climate reshapes tropical forests

Climate reshapes tropical forests | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
Future climate change could change the characteristics of tropical forests, with possible consequences for carbon storage and biodiversity, a study says.
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Sam Zientek's curator insight, December 6, 2017 6:07 PM

This article talks mainly about how the climate affects the rain forrest. Over time the rain forrest is going to change due to the climate

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Save The Rainforests ~ Daily

Save The Rainforests ~ Daily | Tropical deforestation | Scoop.it
A newspaper by Humane Rights - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (Save The Rainforests Daily is out!
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Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 18, 2013 8:41 AM

toghether we can!!!