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  9 months ago

Why are drones protecting the Amazon Rainforest?

Do you know why the Amazon rainforest is important to preserve and protect? There are a few reasons why.

First off, the Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is so big that the size of the UK & France combined are still smaller. It is in several countries such as Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. In addition, there is a river that goes through the rainforest which is one of the longest rivers. The rainforest is home to around 400 native tribes, thousands of plant species, thousands of bird species, thousands of fish species, hundreds of mammals, and around 2 million types of insects. In addition, the rainforest has its own weather and it also shapes climates globally. Most importantly, the Amazon Rainforest helps globally control the oxygen and carbon cycles. It creates around 6 percent of the world’s oxygen which might not seem like a lot but makes a huge impact.

However, the Amazon Rainforest is facing some issues – deforestation and fires. When the fires occur, carbon is released, and in this circumstance, its worrisome. The tribes that live in the Amazon have found a solution to help monitor deforestation. There is a lot of illegal deforestation that occurs, so to back up their claims, they are using drones to watch. The drones have high resolution images, videos and GPS data that can be used as evidence for the police. In addition, it allows the tribes to supervise the area and stay away from the illegal activity.

Do you think this is an effective way to protect the forests?
Did you know that the Amazon Rainforest was important?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Toluna Team


  9 months ago
Every forest is important especially these days when our natural resources continue to be depleted. Protecting it with a drone is very smart but I think that, being that it’s too important, authorities should take full responsibility in taking care of it.


  9 months ago
Today tropical rainforests are disappearing from the face of the globe. Despite growing international concern, rainforests continue to be destroyed at a pace exceeding 80,000 acres (32,000 hectares) per day. Tropical cover now stands at 2 billion hectares (7.7 million sq miles), an area about the size of the United States plus China and representing around 13 percent of the world's land surface. Much of this remaining area has been impacted by human activities and no longer retains its full original biodiversity.
Deforestation of tropical rainforests has a global impact through species extinction, the loss of important ecosystem services and renewable resources, and the reduction of carbon sinks. However, this destruction can be slowed, stopped, and in some cases even reversed. Most people agree that the problem must be remedied, but the means are not as simple as fortifying fences around the remaining rainforests or banning the timber trade. Economic, political, and social pressures will not allow rainforests to persist if they are completely closed off from use and development.
So, what should be done? The solution must be based on what is feasible, not overly idealistic, and depends on developing a conservation approach built on the principle of sustainable use and development of rainforests. Beyond the responsible development of rainforests, efforts to rehabilitate and restore degraded forest lands along with the establishment of protected areas are key to securing rainforests for the long-term benefits they can provide mankind.


  9 months ago
Yes drones are protecting the amazon rainforest because they monitor what's happening in Amazon rainforest

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