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Museum Display Assignment: Coca Plantation Disturbing Peru's Primary Forests (Article Sample)


For this assignment you do not need scholarly articles, it can be any media source from websites, e-journals, articles etc. But 1 peer-reviewed article is needed for rational section. I have attached the instructions for this assignment (Instructions-Museum display). Please make sure its free of spelling and grammar errors and be very concise and exact on the arguments u present. 
Sources, doesn't matter how many but please make sure that you find proper ones. some of them are on the instructions sheet.
Museum Display: You have been contracted by the newly-founded Royal Rainforest Organization of Ontario Museum (The RROOM),to assist in developing an educational display on tropical forests – specifically focused on surprising natural history details, “uncommon knowledge”, and new discoveries. Your contribution should consist of (1) a title for the display; (2) a 300-word summary of an important concept or generalization about tropical forests, written as a display legend for the museum audience; (3) a detailed 1-2 page description and rationale (and, optionally, a graphical mock-up) of the display that will accompany your display legend. Be specific about the display (if a tropical forest is shown what specific type of forest? What species?) The rationale should include at least one reference to a peer-reviewed journal article as a source (you may also use the textbook or other resources as sources, but must find at least one journal article article). The 300-word summary should be written simply, and should avoid technical jargon (but may include definitions of key words or concepts if necessary). 
The 300-word summary should be the best possible example of your writing: every word should be carefully chosen. Remember: the idea is that thousands of museum-goers would read this, so the writing should be letter-perfect.
I have also uploaded the class outline and class pdf's which might get you remember what the class is discussing(it would be good to be relevant). I have upladed 2 example museum displays. Please take a look of what needs to be done. 
Don’t forget rational section must be at least 1 peer-reviewed article , a science article to back up the idea. Check the pdf (PROOM Example 1 and 2)
This assignment will be on TURNITIN, so please make sure its free of any plagiarize. Thanks 


Museum Display Assignment - Forestry
Title: Coca plantation disturbing Peru’s primary forests
Coca cultivation is the main component in Cocaine production has caused deforestation of more than 2 million hectares in the Peruvian Amazon (Abraham, 2002). Illegal coca cultivations are increasingly being found in the parks and posing a threat to the biodiversity of the country. Peru is now the second largest producer of Cocaine after Colombia and there is concern that coca plantation is expanding into protected areas including national parks. The Peruvian government has taken measures to reduce coca cultivation and has managed to cut cultivation in 31,200 hectares in 2014 (UNODC, 2015). Coca grows primarily in tropical areas, while the Amazon area is ideal and has conductive acidity level.
In cases when there is soil degradation, the farmers simply move into new regions and clear the forests while there are little efforts to ensure the forests are regenerated. The cultivation of coca often destroys the soils, which is then left barren, making it difficult for regeneration. Coca planters mostly burn down trees to clear the forests, causing the top layer to be thinner and increasing the risk of erosion. Burning the forests has a long lasting effect on the forest coverage, as it destroys the hardwood trees that take years to mature. There are various types of trees destroyed by the forest fires mainly, cedar and mahogany. Another problem is the use of pesticides that is largely unregulated and may contaminate the water sources.
The increased demand for cocaine increases the demand for more land for coca cultivation to cater to more coca production (A, 2014). Tropical forests take out carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as they need to make energy. As the pristine forest cover reduces, there is reduced capacity to absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen (A, 2014). The coca producers also dump chemicals and petroleum products used in cocaine production in the pristine rivers (A, 2014). Consequently, Coca production causes deforestation and increases the risk of climate change.
Display section: Coca cultivation near Bahuaja Sonene National Park
The first picture shows the extent of deforestation in Bahuaja Sonene Park a protected area where there is growing threat of deforestation. People living in the Andean use Coca for traditional purposes, and increasingly for cocaine production. Human activities pose a risk of forest degradation especially around the southern sections, and there is a need to conserve the biodiversity. Newly deforested zones near the park ...
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