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Brazil rainforest

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Zack Fair

on 14 March 2011

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Welcome to our group's presentation Brazil Rainforest The Amazon rain forest is in south America Brazil rainforest It's in South America The Amazon rainforest gets its name from the Amazon River, the life force of the rainforest The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. The basin covers 40% of the South American continent and includes parts of eight South American countries Amazon rainforest is populated by insects, birds and mammals. Here are some of them . . . The Jaguar The jaguar lives on the forest floor and eats other animals. It's the largest American wild cat.An excellent hunter able to swim, climb trees or run after its prey. The golden Lion Tamarin The golden lion tamarin is considered to be the most colorful monkey in the world.The golden lion tamarin can be found in the southeastern rainforest of Brazil Gray Squirrel Squirrel monkey Scarlet macaw RhinoBeetle The rhino beetle is often called the world's strongest animal because it can carry 850 times its own weight.There are more then 300 hundred different types of rhino beetle. Rhino beetles not only live in the rainforest but also in various parts of north America. The Scarlet Macaw is a large, very colourful parrot that lives in the of the Amazon Rainforest. Wild Scarlet Macaws mostly eat fruits and seeds, There are a lot of tribes that live in the Amazon rainforest. Many tribes have different cultures and traditions. They are very skilled hunters and good cookers too. They are very wise and can live in the Amazon with out any problems. The Amazon rainforest, also known as Amazonia, is one of the world's greatest natural resources. Because it recycles carbon dioxide into oxygen, it has been called as the "Lungs of our Planet". About 20% of earth's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest.
Today there are less than 200,000 indigenous peoples left in Amazonia. More than 90 tribes have been destroyed since the 1900's. Most of the shamans and medicine men remaining are 70 years old or more. With them goes a wealth of knowledge of medicinal species of plants and organisms. Today, more than 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been destroyed and is gone forever. The land is being cleared . More than half of the world's rainforests have been destroyed by fire and logging in the last 50 years. It is estimated that the last remaining rainforests could be destroyed in less than 40 years.
Red eye tree frog Facts about Amazon forest:

* A single rainforest in Peru is home to more species of birds than are found in the entire United States.
* One single tree in Peru was found to has forty-three different species of ants - a total that approximates the entire number of ant species in the British Isles.
* The number of species of fish in the Amazon equals the number found in the entire Atlantic Ocean. Solutions to preserve the rainforest:
- The rainforest need to be protected
- Everyone must know the important of the
rainforest and why we shouldn't destroy them. Made by: Anh Minh
Hoang Minh
There's a variety of plants that grow in the rainforest. There are Bamboo, banana, Brazil nuts, cocoa beans, coconuts, ferns, pineapple, star fruit, mangoes, guava, oranges, berries

Mango White Trillium Coconuts Star Fruit
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