Save the Trees

What if we had 1 million dollars?

If we had a million dollars we would give it to Trees for the Future because they are trying to get money to save the trees In the rain forest. Also to Global Giving to stop deforestation.

Other facts

  • Experts say we are losing 137 plants, animals and insect species and it is every single day
  • Rain forests once covered 14% of the Earth but now it is covering 6% and experts say that in less than 40 years, all rain forests will be consumed
  • There were an estimated ten million Indians lived in the Amazonian Rain forest five centuries ago now there is less than 200,000 Indians.
  • European colonists destroyed more than 90 indigenous tribes since the 1900s
  • Most medicine men and shamans remaining in the Rain forest are 70 years old or more
  • More than 20% of oxygen is from the Amazon Rain forest
  • At least 3000 fruits are found in the Rain forests
  • Rain forest plants are rich in secondary metabolites, particularly alkaloids
  • Metabolites are a substance formed in necessary for metabolism

US Connection

The country has lost 831 square miles of the forest covered between 2001 and 2005.
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