Many developing countries like Brazil need to exploit their rainforest resources to help them become more developed. To ensure the rainforest is conserved for future generations, sustainable development is absolutely crucial for its survival.
There are various management strategies in place to help conserve the forest.
Areas of rainforest can be protected from any commercial developments by passing laws which ensure they are conserved.
Growing trees and crops at the same time allows farmers' crops to benefit both from the shelter provided by the trees and from the nutrients provided by the dead leaves. It also prevents soil erosion as the tree roots hold the soil in place.
In each area of rainforest, experts can work out how many trees can be cut down without causing irreparable damage to the environment. These trees can then be cut down, as long as the same numbers of trees are replanted.
Trees are only cut down when they reach a certain height. This gives young trees an assured life span and allows the area of rainforest to regain full maturity after approximately 30-50 years.
Making sure that the companies and people involved in the exploitation and management of the rainforest realise the consequences of their actions.
Planting more trees helps to maintain the canopy.
Describe the location and climates of the tundra and rainforest environments.