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TMA 04 Rainforests have been declining rapidly over the last few decades. There are various factors responsible for this decline, resulting in serious impacts on the environment and the economy. Critically discuss the causes of deforestation and solutions to it. Deforestation refers to the destruction of large areas of natural forests resulting in serious irreversible damage. Forests are crucial factors to our existence and because of the time it takes to replace harvested trees, they must...

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Rainforest Coursework

The Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil, South America. In the middle of the Equator and the Tropic Of Capricorn. I used this photo to show the delicacy of the food web. Plant and animal ecosystem would be affected if you took out one of the species of the food web. The Amazon rainforest consists of four layers or communities. Each layer has unique ecosystems, plants, and animals adapted to that system. Many of the species in the rainforest are vulnerable to extinction because they depend...

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Rainforest Destruction

The rainforests of the world all have one thing in common: they are all based around the equator and the tropics. Without them, many of our household products such as wooden furniture and basic necessities like coal and even air would not exist. We are losing all of our raw materials up just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and scientists estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be drained...

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Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest I am an explorer and I just returned from an expedition to the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest was amazing and there lots of facts that I would like to tell you about: [pic] The Rainforest grow around the equator. The hot, steamy conditions are perfect for plants. [pic] In fact, rainforests contain the largest diversity of plant and animal life on earth; many species are still unidentified. Rainforests form distinct layers, providing homes for animals at all levels...

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The Effects of Losing Rainforest

According to the article satellite images reflect that the Amazon rainforest is diminishing at an enormous rate. About 10,000 square miles of this beautiful forest is being lost to pastures for grazing, soybean plantations, and illegal logging. Since the year before there has been a forty percent increase in the deforestation of the Amazon forest. The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest. They expect this horrible trend to only become worse. Some conclude that if the forest is not...

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Ecosystem Amazon

Amazon Rainforest Part 1 1. The name of the ecosystem you are researching? Amazon Rainforest ecosystem. 2. A map of the area where the ecosystem is located. 3. An explanation of the key abiotic components of the ecosystem? That are non-living chemical and physical factors in the environment, which affect ecosystems. A good example is that a lot of small bushes and shrubs would not be able to live here because all the really tall trees would block most of the sunlight causing a lack...

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Deforestation: Indigenous Peoples and Amazon

Amazon Rainforest Conservation through Development of Indigenous Peoples Today, the Amazon Rainforest is a very different place than it was when the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana first navigated through its river in 1542. The forest has been around for 55 million years on the South American continent (e.g. Maslin et al. 2005) but through decades of deforestation, climate change, agriculture, and population growth, the Amazon Rainforest is facing a point of destruction. In Brazil, at the...

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Deforestation of the Brazillian Amazon

The Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon region Throughout the years, the Amazon region of Brazil has become the focus of many controversial issues involving deforestation. One of the main concerns within this region is the cutting and distribution of trees, otherwise, known as logging. The forest industry surrounding the area has relied on sufficient lumber volume and growth in healthy forests. The conditions and outcome of logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon is associated with widespread high-resolution...

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Rainforest Essay

OF THE LAST PARADISE ON EARTH The beauty of the Amazon Rainforest is incredible. To see it, is to have an awe-inspiring experience. “The Amazon Rainforest has evolved over millions of years to turn into the incredible complex environment” (Amazon Rainforest) It is a beautiful landscape filled with some of the most beautiful animal and plant species on earth (see figure 1) .and is one of the world's greatest natural resources. The Amazon Rainforest produces about 20% of the earth’s oxygen because...

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Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rain Forest Is Not in Danger of Being Destroyed Table of Contents: Further Readings Reprinted from "Q: Is the Destruction of the Amazon's Rain Forest an Eco-myth?" Insight on the News, Sept. 18, 2000, with permission from Insight, © 2000 News World Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Marc Morano is a correspondent for American Investigator, a television newsmagazine, and co-producer with Kent Washburn of Amazon Rainforest: Clear-Cutting the Myths. There has been talk...

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