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International agreements – Tropical hardwoods, such as mahogany, are in high demand in rich countries to make furniture. This high demand leads to an increase in the rate of illegal deforestation. To overcome these international agreements, there is a restriction of wood that does not come from a sustainable source imported into the countries. FSC is an example. The Forest Stewardship Council buys sustainable wood and identifies these products with their logo so that traders know that the wood is being purchased sustainably. International agreements on the use of tropical hardwoods There are also international agreements on the use of tropical hardwoods and logging. The International Tropical Woods Agreement was established in 2006 to “promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests and promote the sustainable management of tropical timber-producing forests.” 71 countries have signed the UN-sponsored agreement. In practice, there are many political and economic barriers to global free trade, despite the work of financial institutions (such as the WTO, the World Trade Organization) to promote it. However, there are many successful regional trade agreements, such as the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and various European agreements.
b) International agreements – The rainforest provides wood for furniture and is in high demand because of its good quality. This is why many international agreements make the policy that the countries concerned will completely ban the trade in hardwoods. Rainforests are found in areas where the equatorial climate is warm (above 30oC) and humid (over 2000 mm). Agroforestry – the simultaneous cultivation of trees and crops. This allows farmers to use canopy protection. It prevents soil erosion and plants take advantage of the nutrients of dead organic matter. Looking for high-quality GCSE Geography resources? If so, you can save a lot of time by downloading our modules below. . c) Some countries have even developed their own applications that allow local people to quickly inform higher authorities when they witness illegal logging, mining, etc. This video shows Kalimantan on the Indonesian island of Borneo.
It is home to some of the world`s oldest rainforests. Over time, much of this forest has been destroyed to make room for agriculture. However, this deforestation has caused soil erosion, which means that crops have failed. Forest recovery will take decades. In Costa Rica, tropical forests are preserved through the creation of national parks. The local population needs the forests for much-needed tourism. Some economies may specialize in providing goods or services worldwide.