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Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
Amazon deforestation presentation
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  • 1. Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest
    By: Cristina Helmes
  • 2. What is Deforestation?
    Deforestation is the process of cutting down, damaging and burning a rainforest.
  • 3. Background
    The Amazon rainforest is a tropical rainforest located in Brazil
    It is the largest rainforest in the world-1.4 billion acres
    Home to many animals and plants
    Deforestation is an issue occurring in the Amazon rainforest right now
  • 4. More Background
    Between May 2000 and August 2006, Brazil lost nearly 150,000 square kilometers of forest
    Since 1970, over 600,000 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest have been destroyed
  • 5.
  • 6. Economic Causes
    Cattle ranching
    Logging
    Currency Devaluation
    Agriculture
    Fires
    Mining
  • 7. Economic Effects
    Rainforest is cleared out in order to raise cattle to produce beef
    Trees are being cut down to sell as timber
    New roads are built in place of the rainforest
    The rainforest is losing its ability to stay green due to fires
    Many different species of animals are losing their habitats- can lead to extinction
    Plants are being killed
  • 8. More Economic Effects
    Farmers are expanding their pasture areas by clearing out parts of the rainforest
    Soy bean farms are created
  • 9. Social Causes
    Dams
    Wildfires
    Poor migrants
    Ex: the Balbina dam
  • 10. Social Effects
    The flooding of dams destroys the rainforest
    Wildfires destroy the rainforest
    Migrants clear the land in order to claim land for themselves
  • 11. Political Causes
    Some government agencies continue to plan and build roads
    Some government incentive programs promote agriculture
  • 12. Political Effects
    Deforestation increases because the government is not fully caring about the harms it causes
  • 13.
  • 14. Solution #1
    Law Enforcement: The government could make a law stating that a person is not allowed to cut down trees around the rainforest area, and if that person does, they will receive a fine.
    Positives: This would help preserve the environment
    Negatives: This would hurt the economy
  • 15. Solution #2
    Government mandated school programs in the region to create further awareness.
    Positives: This will raise awareness to more people, and help prevent further destruction of the rainforest in the future.
    Negatives: This may not decrease the problem of deforestation directly.
  • 16. Which Solution is More Effective?
    Solution #1 because something can directly be done in order to decrease deforestation.
  • 17. Personal Involvement
  • 18. Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0N8no-ql70&feature=related

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