Jungle may seem like a wonder to some people but people do not realize that there are many reasons why forests and mostly rain-forests are important for the environment. Rain forest works as a piece of machinery to keep the health of the planet in check. But growing deforestation and the extinction of the jungle have caused so many problems in the world. we can never forget the devastation of Tsunami in the recent past in the pacific that was mainly caused by unwanted hacking of mangrove jungle. The rain forest has given us many things for our survival. They are instrumental to keep the water cycle in check and balance the atmospheric humidity.
Here are the reasons why we should save the jungle.
Habitat For Different Species
The jungle is the home for different plants and animals. Rain-forests have 30 million species of the world. That is two-third of the plant species and half of the animal species of the world. Life may originate in the sea but it flourished in the forests. Forests were the shelter for early humans and every other species. Even today, from shelter to food forests are providing everything.
Indigenous People Live In Jungle
Rain-forests like any other jungle harbor many tribes and indigenous people. They have a deep connection with forests and greenery and they have many cultural and religious beliefs regarding them. Their food, clothes, livelihood- everything is dependent on the forests and they believe that the jungle has its own rules. They abide by it. But from the last several decades, forests are diminishing and many companies are encroaching on their property. That is causing mayhem. Indigenous people are also prone to more diseases when they come in contact with outsiders. We need to stop destroying it before we extinct them.
Rainforests And Climate Regulation
Rain-forests are the lungs of the planet. There are several ways this jungle helps to keep the health in check. They absorb millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and they give out oxygen back to the atmosphere. Growing deforestation is causing an increase in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and it leads to accelerate the greenhouse effect. We can fight this imbalance by saving rain-forests and planting more trees in our neighborhood.
Other than that amazon rain-forests have half of the rainwater storage in the world. The jungle and forestry are responsible to maintain the water cycle of the atmosphere. Trees take water with the help of their roots and then give out the excess water as vapors into the atmosphere that later condense and cause rain. If we destroy rain-forests, we will not be able to maintain the balance of the environment.
The Jungle Provides Cure
We get medicines from rain-forests till today. Almost 30% of the medicines in the world come from rain-forests. The strange thing is that we have not even been able to explore one percent of these amazing plants. There are many possibilities awaiting in the future. Many incurable diseases might get the chance of getting a cure from the jungle. We should not destroy it to lose our battle against disease.