Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest gives the world 20% of its oxygen. With Gibson Guitars cutting down the trees, we will have a lower oxygen rate. The Amazon's trees give us oxygen and we need oxygen to breathe. STOP GIBSON GUITARS!


More Facts about Deforestation

Deforestation is destroying many trees, plants, and animals in the Amazon. It isn't just destroying oxygen, but as well as many unknown and undiscovered plants and animals. It is a very horrible thing.

More about the Oxygen

Breathing is very important and I don't know about you, but I like my air nice and clean. I like getting our air from our wonderful and beautiful trees. Destroying our trees is not only destroying beautiful nature, but our wonderful and life providing air. We need to stop deforestation to keep our air and our trees.


There is 9.9 billion acres of forest on the Earth, only 40 million of the that is protected (in the U.S) leaving the rest of the 9.8 billion at the mercy of companies that continuously cut down our forests and rain forests, where we receive large numbers of medicine, OXYGEN, and where a lot of animals and tribes--that we haven't even came close to discovering yet, just for their greed.
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Indicator of protected areas and timberlands

More facts

It is estimated that within 100 years all the rainforests will be gone.

More than 121 natural remedies in the rainforests.

Almost 150 acres of forest are lost every minute, meaning 78 million acres are lost every year!

20% of the Amazon is already gone and it's estimated that it alone is vanishing at a rate of 20,000 sq miles a year.

This is the causes of deforestation.
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This picture shows the untouched forests in the Amazon Rainforest, deforestation up to 1997,and the deforestation from 1998 to 2006.

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This is a before and after picture of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest


We took a survey of 35 people and here are the results

57% knew what a rainforest was

26% knew that the Amazon is the largest rainforest

54% knew what animals are in the rainforest

28% knew what animals are endangered in the rainforest and how much oxygen we receive from the rainforest

31% knew what medicines we get from the rainforest

37% knew what a shaman was

28% knew that the rainforest is being destroyed

40% knew that the catsclaw kills cancer cells

Works cited

Kukreja, Rinkesh. "Deforestation facts." 2015. Rinkesh Kukreja. 6 Oct 2015. <>

Scientific American. "Measuring the Daily Deforestation of the world's Rainforests" 2015. Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. 14 Oct 2015. <>

Robertson, Guy. "Area and percent of forest in protected areas" 29 April 2014. Guy Robertson. 6 Oct 2015. <>






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