Amazon Rainforest Research Paper

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During the past 50 years, about 20% of the Amazon Rainforest has disappeared. Each day, this number can get higher and higher. Little things can be done to stop deforestation such as planting a tree, or even talking to an environmentalist about what can be done. These things can make a huge difference in our environment. Many of the endangered animals live in the Rainforest, and now the Rainforest is disappearing because of deforestation! Their homes will be gone before you know it, and maybe even them too! To prevent animals going extinct in the Rainforest, we must stop people from cutting down trees. The Rainforest is home to 40,000 plant species, 3,000 freshwater species, and more than 370 types of reptiles. With all the fires in The Rainforest causing deforestation, all of these unique types of plants and animals will go extinct within a matter of months. Climate changes also have a huge rule in endangered species. Climate changes can result in significant changes in ecosystems, and a loss of species. The Amazon suffered its worst drought in 100 years in 2005 and 2010. One reason why…show more content…
The Amazon Rainforest contains about 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon. Deforestation can release significant amounts of carbon, which could have major consequences on the world. One of the reasons trees have disappeared a lot is because of fuel wood harvesting. Wood is a main source for cooking and heating around the world, so many people will cut down trees to get these advantages. Fires also have a huge cause on trees disappearing. Some people will just start off a camp fire, but will eventually lead to a big forest fire causing all the trees to disappear. People will also cut down trees to get timber for their own supplies and reasons. With all of these reasons occurring at once, no wonder 230,00 square miles of the Amazon Rainforest have been

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