Take action against deforestation! by zachory chin

When species lose their natural habitat to deforestation and other causes, they don't immediately disappear. Instead, they die off over several generations, racking up an "extinction debt" that must eventually be paid in full.

Extinction debt is a concept in ecology that describes the future extinction of species due to events in the past. Extinction debt occurs because of time delays between impacts on a species, such as destruction of habitat, and the species' ultimate disappearance. For instance, long-lived trees may survive for many years even after reproduction of new trees has become impossible, and thus they may be committed to extinction.

New research shows that the Brazilian Amazon has accrued a heavy vertebrate extinction debt, with more than 80 percent of extinctions expected from historical deforestation still impending.

need atleast 100 people for this plz sign, oh and if not good had to do this for an assingment :D

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