Effects of Human Activities on Flora and Fauna

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The truth, that in the bid to improve our lives, we have put our own survival to stake, is finally hitting us hard. When is it that we are going to learn... when is it that we will understand that the well-being of the environment and our survival are intricately woven into each other. Good morning respected teachers and my dear friends ...today I Nikita am going to speak about how human activities are affecting flora and fauna? We are facing a serious crisis in biodiversity, the variety of animals, plants and their habitats. We humans are part of this biological diversity and depend on it in many ways. The rate that animal and plant species are becoming extinct, and the pace at which ecosystems are being destroyed, are increasing every day. But we the people, particularly of this developed world, have become so far removed from nature that we have forgotten how much we rely on it.

Effects of Human Activities on flora and fauna

Deforestation or destruction of habitat
Expanding population, industrialization and need of land for development of expanding cities, conversion of land to agriculture, urban sprawl, infrastructure development, etc. has led man to cut down forests recklessly . Not only are the forests home to a large number of animals, trees are also an important component of the water cycle. The roots of plants hold the soil together and prevent soil erosion. The global forest cover has shrunk to half its area in the last 11,000 years. Deforestation at such alarming rate has been a cause of constant worry for environmentalists the world over.

Over population and Pollution
If there are more people to cater to ,that means you'll require more resources .This indirectly leads to pollution. Industrialization has been the hallmark of human progress. However, with industries have come a host of toxic gases that are being released into the atmosphere even as I speak now . The industries release gallons of liquid waste into the seas and rivers. This...
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