Deforestation

By: Sullivan

Reasons for these causes

  • Illegal Logging
  • Farmers Cutdown trees for consumption or for growing crops
  • People cutdown trees to sell
  • To make new Settlements

Animals and Plants in the Amazon

  • There is over 40,000 different species of plants
  • There is approximately 10 million species of of animals in the Amazon

Amazon Facts

  • Known as "The Planets Lungs" because it produces over 20% of the world oxygen
  • It has 4,100 miles of curved rivers
  • It has 1.4 billion acres of forests, which covers half of the planet's remaining tropical forests