in the Amazon Rainforest
Importance of the Amazon Rainforest
Rainforests are the most threatened types of ecosystems in the world today. If we keep cutting down rainforests like we down today, from between 50,000 and 170,000 square kilometers per year, in 100 years there will be none. Some reasons we should save the rainforest is because, as said above, 50% of global diversity is in the rainforest. As we cut down rainforest, we are killing off all of these animals that live there. Another reason we should stop cutting them down is because more than a third of pharmaceutical products in the U.S are made from a rainforest plant. If we lose the rainforest, we could lose a lot of the medications we use.