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Can reforestation solve the repopulation of endangered species?

Can reforestation solve the repopulation of endangered species?

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C. Bernthal

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C. Bernthal
C. Bernthal, Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered Nov 15, 2018

Reforestation refers to the purposeful planting of trees and anything else in a forest that needs to be replenishing a forest so that it is usable. Usually, the forest has suffered from deforestation or it could be a forest fire. Sometimes, this could help animals survive, but it would all depend on the problem or the endangerment of the species. If the animals’ habitats were destroyed by animals or they were poached, then a brand new forest would not help.

The habitat would continue to be destroyed if it was a natural disaster. Poachers would continue to hunt these animals even if reforestation occurred. That would not stop them. Reforestation usually helps human beings have a better place and more oxygen.

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A. Daniels

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A. Daniels, Professor, San Diego

Answered Jun 25, 2018

Reforestation could potentially have a lot to do with the repopulation of endangered species. When the forest begins to thrive again, animals start to have homes. This means that they have a chance to do well and repopulate. The Ziwuling Forest Area in China is a prime example of this theory after 20 years of reforestation efforts.

Now, scientists are able to photograph plenty of rare species including golden pheasants, roe deer, and red foxes. This example had the help of the national government, scientists, and some of the local population in their efforts to rebuild the forest and help with repopulation. Reforestation only goes so far, though. If there are no efforts to prevent illegal hunting and poaching, bringing back the population could all be for naught.

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