HOW TO STOP DEFORESTATION ?
Now-a-days deforestation is a major problem in the modern society. That is why we need to stop deforestation by taking some sort of necessary steps. By using some preventions we can eradicate huge problems such as Soil erosion, Water pollution, desertification air pollution and other environment issues.
Our decisions and what the lifestyles we choose have many impacts on the forest area. These impacts can have either direct or indirect effects on forests. Each fair or unfair actions of mankind has a power to create or destroy the worlds most expensive treasure known as forest.
Many among us generally do not think that what will happen if we loose more trees? But some of us really think about it and also want it to stop. It may be you who want to minimize the rate of deforestation and want to reforest. But how to stop deforestation still be a question to you. So here are the easy preventions that you can apply in your daily life to minimize deforestation.
1.TRY TO PLANT A TREE WHERE YOU CAN
Plant new trees is the easiest way that you can purchase to stop the destruction called deforestation. Forest usually grow naturally. Getting to the point mankind did not plant any forest. But the amount of plants what we deducted for our greed is hard to count.
This is a very huge amount which is impossible to grow naturally in such short time period. As to date it was calculated that 46% of forest has been lost since mankind started cutting down of trees and to recover this we have to take certain accomplish by planting trees again. It is also calculated that if every person in the the world plants only 5.4 trees then we can easily beat deforestation.
2.MINIMIZE THE USE AND WASTE OF PAPER
Trees are the most used raw material for the production of paper. It is estimated that almost 24fully grown trees are are cut down to produce a ton of standard office paper. Every day in U.N. 2 million of trees are cut down just to perceive demand of paper products and this demand of paper increase by 2% every year causing a loss of more number of trees.
The Union of Concerned Scientist discovered that 10%of total deforestation is due to the wood products mainly including paper. So how can we minimize the use and waste of paper?
1.do not print anything on paper unless it is necessary.
2.Avoid receiving junk mails.
3.Try to use kindle editions and e-books online.
4.Use e mails.
5.Utilize online and cloud storage for your files.
6.Avoid unnecessary papers at office and home.
7.Reuse the used papers or recycle them.
So these are the methods you can apply on your daily life to decrease the demand of more papers and contribute yourself for not to be a part of deforestation.
3.RECYCLE MOST OF THE PRODUCTS AND AGAIN RECYCLE THEM :
Recycling is one of the best way to decrease the rate of deforestation. By recycling most of the products we can reduce the need of raw materials coming directly from the forest. Most of the things we do not use can be recycled by us which can further be used by somebody else.
If we take a small example paper which if commonly used by every one and mostly contributes to deforestation can be easily recycled.2000 pounds of recycled paper can prevent the loss of 17 fully grown trees. According to a data ,if 10% of whole paper products reused by the average American in a year then 25 million of trees can be saved.
Recycling has many other benefits including minimizing the energy to produce more output, reduces the amount of money, takes less time to production as the raw material is already kept, also releases the pressure on natural habitat. So whenever you are going to throw something just think once about recycling it.
4.BUY ONLY CERTIFIED WOOD PRODUCTS :
A huge amount of deforestation is caused by illegal logging. The suppliers of illegal logging usually do not have the certificates to do logging in the forests. The legal suppliers are bounded to cut down certain amount of trees prescribed by the govt. of that country.
But as to the illegal logging ,the suppliers do not come under the previlizes of Govt. So they cut the trees down according to their own will or by the demand of the consumers. So there will be no end of deforestation till the illegal logging is continued. To stop illegal logging we have to take certain steps such as
- Demanding verified and certified papers of Govt. from the supplier.
- We have to reduce the use of wooden materials which are banned by Govt.
So whenever yo are going to buy any wooden material or product be sure that you are not buying them from any illegal supplier. And if it is any supplier who is not legal by Govt. complain to the Forest department.
5.SUPPORT THE PRODUCT OR COMPANIES WHO ARE AGAINST OF DEFORESTATION :
The products and all the goods we use or prefer everyday has a huge impact on deforestation. Many of the products we consume contribute to deforestation in many ways. The companies who promote illegal logging from forest for their raw materials should be ignored by the consumers.
There are also so many companies such as LOREAL,ASIAN PULP AND PAPER,UNILEVER,HERSHEY,DISNEY,WILMAR INTERNATIONAL who are making their products with the minimum use of raw materials taken from forest. These companies donates minimum to deforestation. So buying the products from these companies will have less impact on deforestation.
6.TRY TO REDUCE CONSUPTION OF BEEF :
Consumption of beef is directly linked to the deforestation. Beef production expands the global crisis by enlarging the rate of deforestation. The production of beef estimates almost 60% of agricultural land.
Due to the increase demand of beef the livestock farming are increasing the grazing pastures by clearance of forest. To make these agricultural lands livestock companies cut down the forest for the grazing of creatures like Sheep, Cow, Pig etc.
Consumption of beef leads to many health problem including coronary diseases .It also a vital cause behind breast colon and prostate cancer. Eating of beef also important to health but excess eating of beef leads many problem to environment. The beef production also needs lots of water for the consumption of these creatures. Example only 1 KG beef needs 1500 Liter of water for production.
Approximately 57 million tons of beef is produce every year by the demand of consumer. So we can reduce the rate of deforestation and growing shortage of water by eating less beef.
Taking these small steps you can also conclude yourself in reforestation. Also tried to support the conservation groups who are in against of deforestation. Such as Amazon Watch, Forest Stewardship Council Canada (FSC), Rain forest Action Network (RAN) , Rain forest Alliance and the Trees for the future.
Who are taking major and huge steps to get a better future by planting more and more trees.
These associations work properly against deforestation. All they need is support of public to fight against the Destruction called deforestation.
Therefore to stop above major problems of the environment we need to decrease the rate of deforestation as soon as possible. Isn’t it possible for us ? Think about it .If we don’t stop it now ,it will bring more hazardous situation for our next generation and later on. Then they will face plenty more problems compared to us. So, isn’t it our responsibility to give them a better world ?
SO,”BE A PART OF SOLUTION,NOT POLLUTION”.