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Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest in Brazil Location The Amazon Rainforest is located in South America, south of the Equator It covers 2.1 million square miles of land. The longitude and latitude of the Amazon rainforest is longitude = 71 degrees, 45’ and 55”W and latitude = 15 degrees 31’ and 05”S. Biotic Components Animals -- boa constrictor -- toucan -- poison dart frog Plants -- ferns -- algae -- rattan palms Abiotic Components The Amazon Rainforest has a rainy and dry season. The annual rainfall...

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The Amazon Rainforest

An issue in the world today that is extremely troubling is the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. The world’s largest remaining natural resource is at risk of total destruction. This beautiful South American forest represents 40% of the continent and 54% of the total remaining rain forests that are left. It covers nine of the countries in South America which include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname. From May 2000 to August 2006, approximately 150...

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How does deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest affect the environment? The Amazon Rainforest, located in the northern part of South America, is the largest rainforest on Earth, containing more than 60% of Earth’s fresh water, over 20% of oxygen on Earth, and huge amounts of carbon dioxide (ACEER). However, the Amazon Rainforest has been deforested principally in order to provide land for the locals who were homeless due to poverty, overpopulation, and government policies. Also, economic reasons...

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The Amazon Rainforest

Amazonian Rainforest consists of an expansive 350 million square acres smack in the middle of Brazil and many other countries. It is the largest rainforest in the world and is home to hundreds of indigenous species of plants and animals. However Brazil’s developing status is endangering the rainforests existence. It is currently reported that 500,000 trees are cut down every hour, and the country is losing anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 species a year. To many this is unacceptable and the amazon should...

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Amazon Rainforest

Rainforest Case Study: The Amazonian Rainforest Habitat types of the forest: Over half of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil but it is also located in other South American countries including Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana. The rainforest is made up of several different layers. These include: The emergent layer Most of these trees are broad-leaved, hardwood evergreens. There is a lot of sunlight here, these trees receive the most, and...

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Rainforests

Rainforests February 18th, 2013 Mr. Zanardo AJ D’Orazio CGF 3M Grade 11 Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems on earth. They only cover about 6% of the Earth surface but they contain more than half of the world’s animal and plant species. Rainforests are described as a tall but dense jungle. It is called a “rain” forest because of the high amount of rainfall it gets per year. There are two different types of rainforests Tropical and Temperate. A tropical rainforest is located...

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Amazon Rainforest Research Paper

like without the Amazon rainforest? The Amazon covers forty percent of South America and produces twenty percent of the Earth’s oxygen. It holds over ten million species of animals and over forty thousand different types of plants. This is the most biodiverse rainforest on the planet. It hold everything from the Brazilin Wandering Spider to the Green Anaconda. The Amazon Rainforest holds more than just animals and plants, it also holds ancient Indian tribes that call the rainforest their home. These...

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Chico Mendes's Fight To Save The Amazon Rain Forest

Chico Mendes. Chico Mendes stated, “At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon Rain Forest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.” Chico Mendes raised awareness in Brazil due to the injustice his family and community faced by rubber barons, who took control of the Rain Forest territories. Chico Medes was a social and environmental warrior who defended Brazilian Rubber Tappers (Encyclopedia). Born December 15, 1944 in Brazil, Chico...

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The Importance Of The Amazon Rainforest

of the rainforest are important and what they use the rainforest for. Loggers wants to make a living. They rely on the Amazon Rainforest to support their way of life. Logging bring jobs to the poor. Without people being able to log, poverty would have grown throughout Latin America. Loggers creates more lands for agriculture and roads. When having more land for agriculture, there are more and better abundant production of food and materials. To begin, the logger has been in the rainforest since...

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What is happening to the Amazon Rainforest

What is happening to the Amazon Region? The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world which covers over five and half a million square kilometers. Over half of the Amazon is located in Brazil but also in South American countries; Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia and Suriname. (Science Kids, 2013). During the past 40 years, 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down, this percentage could be higher but was not put in account due to logging.this causes...

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