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Rainforest Deforestation Prezi

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AMAZON RAINFOREST The Amazon rainforest holds 10% of the world's animals species. It is the world's largest rainforest, being 200,000,000 square miles, making it more than 3,000 times the area of Florida! Source: About.com, http://birds.about.com/od/breedsofbirds/tp/popularamazonspecies.htm Source:, Sederquist http://www.sederquist.com/amazonbirds/source/hoatzin4.htm Source: University of Michigan, http://sustainability.umich.edu/news/climate-warming-unlikely-cause-near-term-extinction-ancient-amazon-trees-multiple-threats-fores About 20% of earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest. It is known as the "Lungs of the Planet" The hoatzin bird, native to the South American country of Guyana, lives in the rainforest's marshes, and risks losing its habitat due to deforestation Amazon's exotic birds like the Green Cheeked Parrots have life spans of over 60 years, and live solely in the Amazon RAINFOREST
DEFORESTATION PROBLEMS Source: Jungle Peru, http://jungleperu.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/brazil-rainforest.jpg In Brazil, massive amounts of the rainforest is being cut down as the amount of industrialization and buying of land has caused the rate of deforestation to double over the past 8 month. Photos Of The
Amazon Picture 1 source : gardenofeaden.blogspot.com, http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2011/07/why-is-amazon-rainforest-being.html Picture 1 Picture 2 source: iahrmedialibrary, http://www.iahrmedialibrary.net/db/iii1/foto/amazon_river_b.jpg Picture 2 Picture 3 source: andrebaertschi photoshelter http://andrebaertschi.photoshelter.com/image/I0000gzcN3Gwdoac Did You Know? -There are up to 50 tribes in the Amazon rainforest that have never had contact with the outside world! - About 90% of the Amazon rainforest's plants used by its natives have never been studied by modern science. This means future medicines have a high chance to come from the Amazon's plants! -The Amazon Rainforest contains an estimated 1/3 of the entire world's bird species! -One pond in Brazil can harbor more different species of fish than there are in all of Europe's rivers! Based on a chart from: advantage lumber, http://www.advantagelumber.com/enviro.htm Amazon Deforestation Reasons 60 3 3 1 33 Source: ecological-problems.blogspot.com, http://ecological-problems.blogspot.com/2010/01/amazon-rainforest-deforestation-main.html Cattle
Ranches The cattle ranches in the Amazon area, especially in Brazil, are a growing nuisance to the Amazon rainforest's deforestation issue. With a growing amount of people, a lot of which are simple cattle ranchers, an enormous amount of the Amazon rainforest is being turned into a flat grassland to suit the needs of cattle. CONGO RAINFOREST Source: wikispaces, http://congobasinrainforest.wikispaces.com/file/view/CongoBasinRainforest.jpg/217575682/480x360/CongoBasinRainforest.jpg Did You Know? There are a variety of animals and plants that live in the Congo which we are endanger every day through deforestation. Source: Komonews, http://www.komonews.com/news/national/97733989.html There are many tribes of indigenous people who inhabit the Congo Rainforest (more than 200 of them!) Source: Piperbasenji.blogspot, http://piperbasenji.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-congo-river.html The Congo River is located in the Congo Rainforest and is the second largest river in the world. Picture 3 -Bonobos are the most similar animal to human beings on Earth, and are found solely in the Congo rainforest! Picture 1 Source: britannica, http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/wp-content/uploads/bonobo.jpg Picture 1 -The Congo rainforest's Pygmy population have an average height of 4 feet 1 inch for females and 4 feet 10 inches for males! Picture 2 Picture 2: Tutorvista, http://images.tutorvista.com/content/feed/tvcs/liana.jpg Picture 3 Picture 3 source: The Congo Rainforest http://urban-review.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Urban-Review-Congo-Basin-2.jpg Photos Of The
Congo - The Liana, which is a vine-like plant, is common in the Congo and can reach astonishing height of 3,000 feet! -In the densest sections of the Congo rainforest, only 1% of the sunlight ever makes its way through the many thick layers of the canopy to the ground! PROBLEMS Teak trees are one of the main contributors to the Congo's deforestation issue. They are a common tree in the Congo and can grow up to 50 meters high (154 feet). The Teak trees are being demanded for many reasons around the world, and this causes them to be cut down to fast for them to reproduce, hence a cause of deforestation. Source: My Own Bali, http://www.myownbali.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/deforestation-africa.jpg Source: Photobucket, http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/Kandaba/YeiTeakTrees3.jpg In the Congo rainforest, slash and burn methods of clearing out dense forest areas are used by poor local farmers who are not educated as to the land's importance. Their treatment of the soil is unnatural and prevents vegetation from ever growing on the same soil ever again. Source: Mongabay, http://rainforests.mongabay.com/congo/deforestation.html A big problem that has an impact against the amazon is mining in the Congo Basin. The Basin is loaded with many important minerals. But, the problem with the mining taking place is that the permanent damage to the environment and various ecosystems is being overlooked by the miners who only care about extracting these minerals. Source: United Nations Environment Program, http://postconflict.unep.ch/congo/sites/default/files/Picture%20136.jpg SOLUTIONS SOLUTIONS SMALL SCALE LARGE SCALE The bare minimum of
helping prevent deforestation is recycling. It's simple, easy, quick, and everybody can do it. Simple ways to reduce paper usage (writing smaller, using front and back of paper, and not skipping lines) are great ways to indirectly help slow down deforestation If you want to help the rainforest anti-deforestation efforts from home with one click of a button? Get your parent or guardian to help by donating funds to a website like http://www.worldrainforest.org/donations.html Not only can you help in these ways, but you can raise awareness by spreading the word about deforestation and how important the rainforests are to the Earth Observe the effect of the environmentalists spreading their knowledge to the locals has on the rainforests Informing Poor Rainforest Local Farmer Raise money to send people to inform rainforest locals who are slowly cutting down the rainforests due to lack of knowledge about their environment. Send a team of environmentalists to discuss the importance of rainforests to locals and have them change their ways for
the better. Encourage the start of companies to export wood from anywhere but rainforest area to the rainforest locals. Have the wood be cheap enough to be used by the the rainforest locals and accommodate all their current wood requirements. With a supply of non-rainforest wood, see whether the rainforest deforestation rate decreases Exporting Wood to Rainforest Areas Amazon Rainforest Video Amazon Congo Source: Youtube, http://www.youtube.Com/watch?v=hllU9NEcJyg
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