Title

Deforestation in Amazon: Impact on Indigenous Tribes and Cultural Change in Brazil

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

27-4-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

27-4-2019 9:24 AM

Abstract

This project explores and explains the causes of deforestation within the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. It takes a closer look at negative aspects of deforestation and the harm that is affiliated on Amazon’s inhabitations, which include indigenous tribes, such as uncontacted tribes of hunters and gatherers, and some of the oldest societies that live within the tropical forest today. Not only are humans suffering due to deforestation, but animals are being affected as well. Being that Amazon is the most biodiverse place on Earth, deforestation leads to threats and possible extinction of animals and plant species that people within the forest depend on. The biggest threats to deforestation in the Amazon are due to land conservation for agricultural purposes such as soy and cattle ranching, which are commonly done illegally. The products of illegally deforested rainforest are used for export markets all around the world, while large scale corporations are held accountable for destruction of the Amazon. Deforestation in the Amazonian rainforest is increasing and creating environmental injustice for disadvantaged tribes and ecosystems of the affected area. This project will consist of pairing deforestation data with Brazil's indigenous land reserves to geographically determine the proximity of how close deforestation is happening to indigenous land reserves and examine where are tribes being pushed out to live after their land has been invaded.

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Deforestation in Amazon: Impact on Indigenous Tribes and Cultural Change in Brazil

This project explores and explains the causes of deforestation within the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. It takes a closer look at negative aspects of deforestation and the harm that is affiliated on Amazon’s inhabitations, which include indigenous tribes, such as uncontacted tribes of hunters and gatherers, and some of the oldest societies that live within the tropical forest today. Not only are humans suffering due to deforestation, but animals are being affected as well. Being that Amazon is the most biodiverse place on Earth, deforestation leads to threats and possible extinction of animals and plant species that people within the forest depend on. The biggest threats to deforestation in the Amazon are due to land conservation for agricultural purposes such as soy and cattle ranching, which are commonly done illegally. The products of illegally deforested rainforest are used for export markets all around the world, while large scale corporations are held accountable for destruction of the Amazon. Deforestation in the Amazonian rainforest is increasing and creating environmental injustice for disadvantaged tribes and ecosystems of the affected area. This project will consist of pairing deforestation data with Brazil's indigenous land reserves to geographically determine the proximity of how close deforestation is happening to indigenous land reserves and examine where are tribes being pushed out to live after their land has been invaded.