The Amazon Rain Forest

By: Gage Bogdos

Important Facts about the Amazon rainforest

1. The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world, covering over five and a half a million square kilometers

2. 10% of the worlds known species live in the Amazon rainforest.

3. The Amazon is estimated to have 16,000 tree species and 390 billion individual trees.

Challenges the Amazon rainforest is facing

1. Development, including roads and hydro-electric dams

2. Logging, for furniture, building materals, and charcoal

3. Smuggling, taking plants and anaimals to sell as pets, food, and medicene

The Importance of the Amazon rainforest

Pictures of the challenges the Amazon rainforest is having

What I learned about the Amazon rainforest

I learned that the Amazon rainforest is very important to our country and the world.

The Amazon rainforest provides us with fruit, beatiful secenry, and medicene. I also learned that we need to take more time to try to stop deforestation so we can stop the inviornmental problems.

How the Amazon rainforest is important to the people of South America and the world

I think the Amazon rainforest is very improtant to the people of South America. I think its important to them, because it provides them with food and products to sell, and export. The people of South America also depend on the Amazon rainforest because, the trees there supply wood and materials to live.

The International Rainforest Conservation

The International Rainforest Conservation organization, help reduce pollution and setting aside protected areas. They also help maintain the parks and reserves. One of the main things they do is, draw public attention to deforestation and increase the publics sensitivty to the rainforests issues.

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