Amazon: Rain Forest

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Introduction

Body - The Amazon Rainforest’s Vegetation, Species, Climate

1 Amazon’s Vegetation

1 Deforestation

1 Human Influence

2 Soil Quality

1 Plant Adaptation

3 Universal Dependence

1 Oxygen Production

2 Lumber Production

4 Plant Species

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2 Animal Species

1 Primates

1 Howler Monkey

2 Squirrel Monkey

3 Uakari Monkey

2 Mammals

1 Amazon Manatee

2 Pink River Dolphin

3 Anteater

4 Slow-moving sloth

5 Peccary

6 Capybara

3 Reptiles

1 Bushmaster

2 Alligator (Caiman)

3 Sea Turtle

4 Invertebrates

1 Leaf cutter ant

2 Cockroaches

3 Termites

5 Birds

1 Toucan

2 Macaw

3 Harpy Eagle

3 Climate

1 Normal Climate

2 Changes in Climate

1 Human influence

Conclusion

Rainforests have been around for thousands of years serving as a vital source for humans, animals, plants, and other organisms. Specifically, the Amazon Rainforest is one of the most essential geographical features because it is the largest rainforest in the world. People mistake the Amazon Rainforest as another wooded area, but the Amazon Rainforest is the biggest provider of oxygen due to its broad vegetation, and it also has a wide variety of species and a constant climate. The Amazon Rainforest is composed of an abundant number of vegetation made up of a wide variety of trees such as, Myrtle, Laurel, Palm, and Acacia, as well as Rosewood, Brazil Nut, and Rubber Tree. In the 20th century, people began settling in the major areas of the Amazon Rainforest (Britannica.com). Settlers began to cut down trees to obtain lumber and to create grazing pastures and farmland, shrinking down the vegetation dramatically (Britannica.com). In response to this, in the 1900’s, the government of Brazil and various international bodies began efforts to maintain the rainforest and protect it from

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