Saturday, October 24, 2015

Deforestation In Africa: Poverty Related? (part 1 of 2)

Africa has been well known for its cosmic lands rich with sunlight, vegetation and the wild. Like other jungles, it is a home to millions of celebrated species. It has also become one of the greatest advertised tourist hot spots; and people came from all over the world for the mere purpose of Safari adventure.

If such lands are as abundant in resources as they say, why is it facing extinction? Why does deforestation in Africa continue to rise and take almost 5 million hectares annually, and why hasn't it stopped for the past ten years considering the green movement's focus on the matter?

Like many rich forests scattered all over the Earth, the population in Africa is among the poorest of all groups. Almost all diseases hover in their lands, and food is scarcely provided for the people. If it is still not known to you, millions of communities perish every year due to malnutrition; and about half of the statistics reveal that the critically distressed and affected nation is Africa.

Poverty And Deforestation

Millions of people in all parts of Africa suffer from poverty, and the problem hasn't been addressed to for many years now. About 217 million of the African population is now experiencing hunger, and these people divert to activities which can provide them with food. Truly, when life begets you of something, a person tends to deflect in other ways and seek measures to suffice their growling pit. Africa's condition has been as pitiful ever since; sadly though, it has not received much aid from the neighboring worlds.

When the African people found no means of getting food, they redirected to ways which can provide them with the money to buy their basic needs. Some of the population began to be laborers of huge logging companies while the others went to find their own fortune by cultivating plant and animal life. Thus, deforestation became a widespread solution for most of the African people; and since they are uneducated about its effects, they have mindlessly been doing harm to our world.

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