Australia’s Oldest Patriarchs Need Your Help
Australia’s oldest natural patriarch is the rainforest yet these rainforests are currently being destroyed by mankind. We desperately need to protect these magnificent and natural wonders. They are doing this for their own good. Stop and think of our future. Rainforests provide oxygen, a habitat for animals and plants and information on past history. Not only do rainforests provide many vital needs but destroying them will have many negative effects on the environment, people and fauna and flora.
Rainforests are crucial to us right now because it provides oxygen. Half of the oxygen we breathe comes from rainforests. This is why rainforests are commonly referred to as “The Lungs of the World”. Over half of the total amount of rainforests is destroyed and if we continue to do damage, our later generations would have hard times breathing. A continuing process called photosynthesis from leaves of the plants in rainforests recycles carbon dioxide into oxygen. The leaves of the plants in rainforests use the sunlight as the energy source and produce oxygen from carbon dioxide and water. If oxygen is such a vital part of our lives then why are we destroying its very existence?
Another reason for protecting Australian rainforests is because of the habitats it provides for our animals and plants. Many animal and plant species have become endangered or even extinct due to the destruction of rainforests. Not only have logging in rainforests destroyed the habitats of animals and plants but burning rainforests is also a critical concern. The process “Slash and Burn” have contributed greatly to the greenhouse effect which increases global warming. When this happen animals that need a cool and wet environment will have trouble finding another suitable habitat. If we truly treasure these animals and plants then we must cease the destruction of rainforests. In Australia’s rainforest, species of animals and plants have become endangered such as the common mist frog and the moth orchid.
Rainforests also provide us with knowledge that no other place in the world could provide. These special biomes have many undiscovered secrets of the Earth’s history waiting to be revealed as they were formed when the Earth did. If we continue to destroy rainforests then we are not giving scientists a chance to uncover the information and knowledge that many of us yield to know. One example of this information is medicines. It is estimated that there are over 2000 rainforest plants that have been identified as containing anti-cancer substances. However scientists have only intensively tested 1 in every 100 plants. How amazing will it be if there is a chance of the cure of cancer? How many lives will this save if it succeeds? But this will never happen if we continue to destroy rainforests.
In conclusion, it will be a benefit to all living things on Earth to protect rainforests. Rainforests must be protected because it provides oxygen, habitat for animals and plants and information on past history.