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LEARNING UNIT 4: TROPICAL DEFORESTATION 4.3 DEFORESTATION RATES Study figure 4.1 on page 68 in Middleton. Use an atlas and write down three countries in Africa where deforestation is increasing. In your answer, you could have referred to: Nigeria Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Tanzania Zimbabwe Madagascar Mozambique Botswana Namibia Angola Zambia Somalia Ethiopia Sudan South Sudan Uganda Chad Cameroon Benin Ghana Burkina Faso; and Mali Study figure 1.1 on page 4 in Middleton. Use an atlas and write down the names of countries situated in the humid tropical biomes. In your answer, you can refer to: Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands Papua New Guinea Australia Indonesia Philippines Malaysia Vietnam Cambodia Sri Lanka India Mozambique Malawi Tanzania DRC Rwanda Burundi Congo Angola Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Benin Togo Ghana Ivory Coast Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau Brazil Bolivia Ecuador Colombia Suriname Venezuela Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras El Salvador Guatemala Belize; and Mexico In which biome/s is/are deforestation the most prevalent? Tropical rainforest biome. In the past, deforestation mostly took place in the temperate forest biome (p66) Describe the relation between deforestation rates and the various biomes . In your description, you should refer to deforestation rates in the: 1
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Humid tropics (1970s-1980s) Temperate forests; and Tropical rainforests (1990-2000) (p67-68). 4.4 CAUSES OF DEFORESTATION What are the main causes of deforestation in tropical Africa/Latin America/South Asia and South-East Asia? Main causes of deforestation are: Latin America Cattle ranching Resettlement and migration Agricultural expansion Road networks Population pressure Inequitable social structures Africa Fuelwood collection Logging Agricultural expansion Population pressure South Asia Population pressure
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