Conservation Efforts for the World's Temperate Deciduous Forests
Conservation of the temperate deciduous forest is necessary yet difficult to do. Many people demand and expect their needs come before and be more important than the forest wildlife and the forests' long-term health. This approach and way of thinking could lead to only the large areas of these forests being protected in sanctuaries and national parks.
The trees in these forests have valuable timber that humans use for ships, houses, and furniture. Because of this thousands of trees are cut down each year, yet far less are ever replaced. Conservationists are striving to plant new trees and to encourage others to plant them as well.
The soil in temperate forests tends to be very rich. This results in farmers and large agricultural companies cutting down acres of trees and other flora for farming purposes. When this happens, the land used for farming cannot be recovered. Conservationists strive to prevent this, but unfortunately, they fail more often than not.
China's temperate deciduous forests are home to some of the world's endangered species. Conservation efforts in China are focused on protecting these forests which leads to the protection of these animals. Such animals include giant pandas and red pandas.
Conservation efforts have made a difference in the preservation of these forests. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. Lobbyists are constantly trying to push for laws that prohibit cutting down acres of forest for farming and wood.