public policy, environment
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest represents a critical issue in our modern world, as it is the root cause of many other problems that affect the entire planet. The Amazon's deforestation is particularly relevant because it has been a chronic issue that has plagued the region for decades. Some of the key contributing factors include cattle ranching, infrastructure development such as roads, the building of many large dams, and small-scale subsistence farming. Consequences of deforestation in the Amazon include a significant loss of species and their habitats, a disturbance of indigenous peoples and their health, an increase in CO2 emissions, and a negatively altered water cycle around the globe. Many practices have been used to combat the issue, including increased monitoring of deforestation levels, expanding land rights and protection to indigenous peoples. land policy reform. and anti-deforestation legislation, but each have their own different strengths and weaknesses.
"Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2019:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2019/iss3/3