Humans are an enormous threat to Taiga; we pollute, destroy it and kill many of the animals living in it. We cut much of the coniferous forest down for use in industry and retail, with the Russian forests disappearing at a rate of 12 million hectares per year. Sulphur oxides evaporate, condense and fall back down as acid rain over the forests. Animals like the Siberian Tiger are killed for their pelts and furs. We are destroying the Taiga, but for what?
Deforestation has long been a scourge of coniferous forests, but in more recent times demand for timber has rapidly grown. This means that more and more forest is being cut down. However, it is very important for human society and survival. The logging industry gives otherwise jobless people easy work and timber is also a very useful material for construction, and valuable for retail. Logging and thinning out a forest can even allow for more light to hit the ground, allowing either a younger tree or small bushes and ferns etc. to take its place.
In recent times, demand for timber has rapidly grown and more and more forest is being cut down.
Logging and thinning out a forest can provide space in the forest and allow more light to hit the
ground for bushes, ferns and young trees to grow.
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