Flashcards in Tropical Rainforests Deck (12):
Replanting: How many trees will be planted in the next 4 years?
110,000 / One hundred and Ten thousand
Agroforestry: Where are they clearing the forest floor to plant crops in-between the trees?
Conservation: Where and how many acres of land were bought to last forever as a protected area?
Sierra de las Minas, 600,000
Debt Reduction: How much money did Brazil owe the USA?
$21 million however they changed the debt into using the money to conserve the rainforest
Eco-Tourism: Where does this take place?
In the Amazon Rainforest because it is a large tourist attraction
Commercial Farming: What oil do they commercially farm and how much has the production gone up?
Palm Oil and 16 million metric tons
Road Building: Where is there a road being built and why is a road such a massive problem?
South East Asia/ Malaysia, the problem is that the road allows access for illegal loggers to enter the rainforest
Subsistence Farming: What is the process they use and who is allowed to eat the crops?
Slash and Burn, the farmer and his family
Logging: How much of the Congo rainforest has been allocated for logging and by who?
50%, The Government
Mineral Extraction: What are they mining and how many years do they have of bauxite reserves left?
Aluminium/Bauxite, 10 years
Energy Development: In 1970 what was the demand for electricity, in 2008 what is the demand for energy?
4,000 GWH, 100,000 GWH