Argentina’s reduced forest cover, a cause for concern

Argentina’s biodiversity and landscapes are suffering due to deforestation and high pollution. Argentina is losing its forest cover very rapidly. Many reasons have been cited for the forest reduction and among them soybean agriculture has been found to be threatening the forested areas mostly. Agricultural expansion of soybean has resulted in expansion of forested areas which is leading to deforestation.

The hilly and the mountainous areas are most affected by deforestation and the forest cover has decreased from a 10 million hectare to merely 10 percent of the same.

Due to forests reduction water shortages are becoming a problem for the populace. Due to the cutting of tress climate is changing for the worst and creating problems for the populace. Soy plantation has replaced most of the forested areas in Argentina. The case in point is the place called Cordoba where the environmental damage can be seen clearly.  The hilly and the mountainous areas are most affected by deforestation and the forest cover has decreased from a 10 million hectare to merely 10 percent of the same. Along with these, cattle breeding and beef feeding are also wrecking havoc on the forested areas as they are threatening grassland and forests.

Deforestation alters eco-system and by changing the climate it increases the risk of flooding. Also the atmosphere is polluted by the mixture of carbon and this is primarily due to deforestation. Deforestation must be stopped at the earliest to bring to a halt to the day when forest cover will be completely wiped out from the land.

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