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