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Due to a lack of education among their population, many Brazilians turn to agriculture as a way to provide for themselves and their families. Additionally, low labor costs draw in large commercial companies that establish business in these developing worlds. However, to obtain farmland in the first place, deforestation has become a common practice, where thousands of miles of lush jungles are cleared away for agricultural practices. According to NASA imaging, 224,000 square miles of rainforest have been cleared in the Amazon. If left unchecked, the drastic consequences could harm not only the countries practicing deforestation, but the entire earth.
UN Sustainable Development Goals, ecosystem disruption, environmental impact, species extinction
Biology | Other Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
Brutto, Riley '20 and Chow, Maddy '20, "Effects of Agriculture" (2018). UN Sustainable Development Goals Infographics. 3.