Problem

Threatened lowland rain forest habitats

Nature:

Deforestation due to commercial logging and encroachment by humans and their activities such as mining are the greatest threats to lowland rainforest.

Background:

Lowland rain forests are the world's most productive of plant communities. Giant trees may tower 200 feet (60 m) in height and support thousands of other species of plants and animals. Lowland forests are generally classed below 1000 meters.

Broader Problems:
Threatened rainforest habitats
Values:
Threat
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
03.06.2019 – 19:13 CEST