We Must Protect Africa Essay

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Africa is the second largest continent in the world behind Asia. While Africa is known for having many species of animals, it is also known for eight major physical regions according to Margery G: “The Sahara, the Swahill Coast, the rain forest, the African Great Lakes, and Southern Africa” (7). Probably one of the most known desserts in the world is in Africa which is the Sahara. Sahara is the 3rd largest desert in the world and in addition, it is the hottest desert. Just so everyone has an idea of how big the Sahara is, if it is being compared to another country, the Sahara will be bigger than Brazil, in South America. One big part of Africa’s physical environment are the Savannas; it covers about half of Africa. One known Savanna …show more content…
The climate on these areas are usually very warm all year around; it consists of a dry winter and a wet summer. Serengeti, the most known savanna in Africa, is home every year to millions of animals who travel in a circular motion following the rain. Humans find the savannas biomes very interesting “Experts have found just about every type of soil in such biomes” (“Savanna Biome”. 2013; 32). The Savanna biome is a tough world for plants and animals, but they have developed a system to survive on them. Animals such as the lions, elephants, and zebras can be found on these Savannas. Humans who live in Savanna’s areas such as the Serengeti, have some benefits that help them survive and live. Humans benefit by hunting the animals for food and clothing; for example, many kill the African buffalos to get their leather and meat. In addition, the humans also benefit by cutting down trees such as: pine trees, palm trees, and acacia trees for money; and selling to companies. Furthermore, humans also benefit by allowing their animals to graze in the savanna; raising cattle allows them to have food supplies. The savanna are not only important to human but for the wildlife too. The wild grass is the most common plant life that growth in the savanna biome, in addition, it is the most important one. These grass provide food for numerous amount of species of animals in order to survive, otherwise, without these grass, it will be nearly impossible to have a species of

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