The increasing human
population is the major factor contributing to the destruction of
the rainforests via deforestation. As the number of people on the
planet grows, cities and roads must be expanded to accommodate the
vast number of people. In the process, forested lands must be
cleared to make way for the cities and roads as they are built.
photo M. Noonan
With the human
population growing at an exponential rate, it is important that we
set up reserves and take precautions to make sure that our
activities have as little effect as possible on the natural lives of
the rainforest wildlife -- before it is too late.