The Amazon Rainforest – Preservation Issues

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Source: Neil Palmer/CIAT

“Amazon Rainforest” by CIFOR is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By: Evan Nanthavong , Reporter

The Amazon Rainforest is a vast forest located in the northwestern parts of Brazil. The Amazon rainforest is known for having one of the most biodiverse species of animals on the planet Earth. It really is one of the most interesting places on Earth. Overtime many dangers have arisen to the Amazon Rainforests. Some of these dangers include ranching and agriculture, logging, and smuggling.

“Amazon Rainforest” by CIFOR is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (Source: ©Neil Palmer/CIAT)

Ranching and agriculture are a big problem for the Amazon rainforest. Ranching and agriculture are both things that take up a lot of space. The space that is being taken out of the Amazon rain forest is damaging to the animals and the ecosystem.  The animals’ space is being taken from them.

Logging is also a very big problem for the Amazon Rainforest. The Amazon rainforest contains about 50% of the Earth’s plants and animals, most of which are living in the trees. The trees are home to many different varieties of animals. Some of which include monkeys, anacondas, Jaguars, sloths, tarantulas, insects, and lots more. These animals’ homes are gradually getting taken away the more logging companies keep cutting down the trees. If this continues then the animals will have no home and gradually go extinct.

Another major problem is that people are taking animals and plants out of their natural habitat either to keep domestically or use for bad reasons. Taking animals from their habitat with bad intentions could mess with the ecosystem and mess with the animals.

In conclusion, the Amazon Rainforest has a lot of threats facing it right now and we have to focus as humans to preserve this beautiful place.

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