Tropical deforestation and species extinction 1992nd edition by tc whitmore editor ja sayer editor be the first to review this item. Tropical forests are home to half the earths species and their trees are an immense standing reservoir of carbon deforestation will have increasingly serious consequences for biodiversity humans and climate. Tropical species are not only threatened directly by deforestation but also by global climate change even if species survive in protected reserves they may perish as a result of rising ocean levels and climactic changes many tropical species are used to constant year round conditions of temperature and humidity. Species extinction is usually delayed until the last habitats are gone but mass extinction appears imminent in a small number of tropical countries with low forest cover hedges said. Extinction debt the brazilian amazonis home to about 40 percent of the planets tropical forests and a staggering amount of biodiversity however the amazons plant and animal species are under
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