🏕️ Deforestation

Deforestation for land space for human uses, wood or oil, such as the extensive deforestation in the Amazon, has led to both extinction concerns by the removal of animals’ habitats, as well as the challenge of balancing human production needs with conservation needs.

Attempts to address these issues have been made by organisations including the United Nations and World Bank in cutting emissions and monitoring forest resources. Tools are being developed to help people keep inventories of resources and track developments over time.

Direct payments to conserve forests, and giving land rights to indigenous people also help towards maintaining the balance of production and conservation. In Bolivia, landowners are paid to conserve trees and avoid polluting practices with their livestock, as well as purchase a bee hive. They can then earn money from selling honey.

Land rights in Brazil and China have prevented further deforestation, and in some cases…