Nigeria rainforest

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Nigeria Rainforest There are many rainforests located throughout the world. Some of these rainforests are in danger. Among those which are being destroyed are the Nigerian Rainforests. These rainforests are endangered because of logging companies among a number of other things.

Rainforests across the world are being destroyed everyday. These rainforests are being destroyed by human efforts which are centred around greed. Oil companines drilling for oil, logging companies, and fires are the leading causes in destroying the last Nigerian Rainforest.

Rainforests cover only two percent of the entire earth's surface.1 It is estimated that ninety-five percent of Nigeria's rainforest has been destroyed. A Hong Kong company is logging out of Nigeria for the use of ply-wood, toothpicks, veneer, and chopsticks.2 People need to become more educated about the importance of the rainforest. If people knew more, then niether the rainforest in Mauritania, Congo(Zaire), nor the last one in Nigeria would be facing destruction.

These rainforests should be preserved because of their inhabitants. Plants and animals depend on the rainforest for their livelihood. If these rainforests are completely destroyed, then so are the inhabitants as well.

With rainforests being destroyed all across the world, something must be done. The Nigerian government should have some types of regulations that these companies should follow. There have been special organizations established to help preserve the rainforests. These organizations includes NGO Coalition for the Environment(NGOCE) and Western Metal Products Company Limited (WEMPCO).3