It is estimated that about 95,000 square miles of rainforest are
lost each year from various forms of deforestation.The rising
human population, resulting in increased demands for agriculture and
wood products, has directly contributed to the large amount of
forest lost each year. This continuing deforestation ultimately
leads to habitat fragmentation -- adversely affecting the animals
that inhabit the tropics. In addition, the increasing interest in
pet trade has contributed to a major loss of important species.