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The Amazon Rainforest

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The Amazonian rainforest Introduction In this assessment I will be looking at the layers of the forest, what lives in the Amazonian rainforest, what the climate is like, the causes of deforestation, the benefits and the disadvantaged of cut the forest down, how it will affect the weather and future and I will say what I think about the rain forest. Task 1 The Amazonian rainforest is found in many countries as shown by the map. It's mostly in Brazil but is also found in: Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru, Bolivia and a bit of Argentina. The forest is mostly wet as the graph shows and hot as the other graph shows, but it's also full of many animals, so we have never seen. These are just some of the animals we known that live there: jaguars, sloth's, agoutis, anteaters, sac-winged bats, peccaries, tapirs, manatees, parrots, macaws, toucans, herons, great egrets, harpy eagles, crakes, anacondas, leaf toads, cane toads and yellow and black poisonous frogs. ...read more.

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Finally there is Road building this where people build road so they can get to the best trees. The people who destroy the rainforest are furniture companies and beef companies mostly American beef companies. Task 3 There are benefits and disadvantages to exploiting the forest. The benefits are Brazil gets lots of money and income which is used to rebuild the shanty town of the big cites. (Really bad places to live) It also brings people out of poverty and improves quality of life and standards of life. The disadvantages are the ecosystem it's badly damaged, the nutrient cycle is broken, biodiversity is reduced, and there would be a loss of potential medical cures and most important of all there would be a loss of trees There are many people who are effect by the rainforest the people who gain something are the poor people of Brazil, and the beef and furniture companies as they all get money and the poor people get home and get out of poverty. ...read more.

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This costs a lot of money, which goes towards the shanty towns. Forest reserves, these are parts of the forest that are completely protected from deforestation, it's for animal to live in and to grow plants with medical cures. Tree measuring, this is where the trees are only allowed to be chopped down at a specific height so the young trees get a chance to grow. Afforestation, this is where went the trees have been chopped down the people who cut the down the tree has to plant new ones. Selective logging, this is where only certain trees are allowed to be chopped down. Eduction, this is where people are educated so they can help protect the forest. I think the future conservation of the rainforest should be that the sustainable ways above should become laws of the Amazonian rainforest. This allows the people in Brazil to leave the shanty towns with little damage to the rainforest, and that will leave room for the Amazonian Indians to have part of the forest for themselves, also there won't be a loss of a nice place and medical cures. ...read more.

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