Navigation Links
Will The Tropical Forests Survive The Deforestation Scenario?

Tropical forests are slowly being removed from the face of the earth by the process of deforestation. This is done to satisfy the growing needs// of the human population. This has resulted in complete extinction of the forest species. Humans in rural settings contribute most to deforestation. Growing population and intense urbanization are the two main reasons that accelerate deforestation and result in mass extinction of the tropical forest species says S.J. Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and H.C. Muller-Landau, University of Minnesota, in Biotropica online.

The authors show that the proportion of potential forest cover remaining correlates with human population density among countries in both the tropics and the temperate zone. They use United Nations population projections and continent-specific relationships between both total and rural population density and forest remaining today to project future tropical forest cover. According to their projections, deforestation rates will decrease as population growth slows, and a much larger area will continue to be forested than previous studies suggest. Tropical forests diminished during repeated Pleistocene glacial events in Africa and more recently in selected areas that supported large prehistoric human populations.

"Despite many caveats, our projections for forest cover provide hope that many tropical forest species will be able to survive the current wave of deforestation and human population growth," stress Wright and Mueller-Landau. "Creative strategies to preserve tropical biodiversity might include policies to improve conditions in tropical urban settings to encourage urbanization and preemptive conservation efforts in countries with large areas of extant forest and large projected rates of future human population growth," the authors conclude. "We hope that this first attempt inspires others to produce better models of future tropical forest cover and associated policy rec ommendations."
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled
2. Concerted Effort Imperative For Elimination Of Tropical Diseases: WHO
3. India to Protect Its Forests With the Aid of Austrian NGO
4. Medical Breakthrough - Kidney Transplant Recipient Survives Without Drugs
5. Man Survives 32 Deaths
6. Female Foetus Can Survive More Stress
7. Men Who Survive Heart Attack Face Increased Osteoporosis Risk
8. European Union: Poultry producers Need Aid to Survive Bird flu crisis
9. Miracle Child Survives Abandonment and Critical Heart Surgery
10. Heart Has Enough Oxygen to Survive Hypothermia; CPR Crucial
11. Fittest Of Newborn Neurons Survive
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/25/2016)... Fargo, ND (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... get easier. In early June 2016, Kashi®, a maker of whole grain cereals and ... with a Certified Transitional ingredient: hard red winter wheat processed by Hesco/Dakota Organic ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... Stern ... firm will be selling the device branded as Stern’s Real Time Monitoring ... to bedbugs to the hotel and motel industry, colleges for use in dormitories, shelters, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Sterling Global Products is launching a Kickstarter ... refillable hanging wipe dispenser. The campaign kick-off video is located via this link ... 2016. The goal is to raise $1,000 per day for a total of $25,000. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... , ... To better understand the impact of lung cancer in women, the ... lung cancer. Today, the Lung Association announced Sharad Goyal, MD , as the recipient ... the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative, which raises awareness of the impact of ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Rosa, California (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 ... ... (PHM) technology, debuted a new corporate identity and website at its “Transforming Outcomes” ... website, and other marketing enhancements reflect i2i’s ongoing success to set the market ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... FLINT, Mich. , May 23, 2016 Diplomat ... the third annual Fellowship and Internship programs. The hands-on ... 12. The full-time, paid Fellowship ... Flint, Michigan . Fellows and interns are ... downtown Flint at the Riverfront ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... 23, 2016 According to ... Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 - ... by Application (Drug Discovery and Development, Proteomics, Clinical ... Life Science and Biotechnology, Academic and Research Institute, ... the global mass spectrometry market was ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... , May 23, 2016 The World Health ... PrePex device to include adolescents aged 13 years, and ... can be offered for adult and adolescent males in the ... . PrePex was the first male circumcision device to ... MedTech,s CEO, Eddy Horowitz said: " The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: