The term human population and deforestation have been used interchangeably through the thickness of time. Could this mean that the growing crowd of humans be the leading cause of our forest depletion today? Well, possibly that could really be the case.
After all, humans are responsible for everything that’s happening in the planet, from the cutting of trees to the widening of roads and to the construction of infrastructures. They say that humans build for a better world, but is that really their purpose? Are humans actually building for the world or are they fostering for themselves?
It is unrealistic to emphasize the magnitude of destruction of humankind’s wiping out of the forests. The conversion of forested lands by human deeds denotes one of the greatest threats in global environmental variation and one of the eminent drivers to biodiversity death. The influence and bearing of the people has been and carries on to be extremely overpowering.
Our vast resources are cleared, corrupted and disintegrated by lumber garner, transformation to crop growing, road construction, man made fires, and in countless further ways. The attempt to utilize and mollify the forest has been an invariable premise in the revolution of the earth, in various communities, and in many countries. Deforestation and human growth has indeed brought a heap of implications in our planet.
The Historical Trends
Presently, deforestation research and studies show a few conclusions that can be made. At minimal population mass, it is achievable to preserve intact forests with vast land areas. Instead of the population being sustained primarily through agricultural land transformations, they can easily be fed with only small harvests with no particular need for land cultivation.
However, even in lightly inhabited locations, outside forces such as stipulation for cattle and lumber in other parts of the world can result to deforestation that is not directly associated to the confined population. This has proven to be one of the leads to deforestation in huge forests such that of the Amazon. They produce not for their own sustenance, but for the neighboring needs of other growing countries.
As the population increases, the demand to clear more forests also increase; likewise, the need for indispensable consumption drives people towards nature since there are no other viable forms of human survival. It is only a basic instinct to man that he feeds himself for the issue of continued existence. However, there can be methods to preserve the forest and yet still benefit from it. Usually, greed and power result to the damaging effects of deforestation. If it is controlled in rate, then the possibility of not harming the nature is a likely thing to happen.
What Man Can Do
Clearly, human population and deforestation are inseparable terms. Where there is a call for food, the need for land also arises; and the demand of logging and agricultural cultivation happens widely all over the planet. The means of not harming the earth while still surviving is very attainable. In bringing this to reality, we need men who are honored and dignified enough to protect the earth and its resources. The humans need to safeguard their treasures which they can benefit from all the time.
Nature finds its way back at us when we know how to nurture and nourish it. What man can do is simply about what man is willing to do.