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  1. 1. How to Save the Tropical Rainforest<br />Why the rainforest is dying and solutions to save it!!!<br />
  2. 2. What’s going on with the rainforest??<br />Today, the tropical rainforests are vanishing from the face of the earth. They are continually being destroyed at a rate exceeding 80,000 acres. <br />The world’s rainforests are now only about 2.5 million square miles which is equivalent to the size of Australia. This is just 5% of the earth’s land surface and much of it is impacted by “human activities and no longer retains its full original biodiversity” (How).<br />
  3. 3. Why should I care??<br />The deforestation of tropical rainforests does not only effect its inhabitants but also effects the world. <br />Deforestation causes “species extinction, the loss of important ecosystem services and renewable resources, and the reduction of carbon sinks” (How).<br />However, as depressing as this may be there are things that can be done to stop, slow and even reverse the destruction!!!<br />
  4. 4. Solutions!!!!!<br /> Five Basic Steps to Saving Rainforests&quot;TREES&quot; serves as an acronym for a concept that was originally devised for kids in elementary school. However, it serves well as set of principles for saving rainforests and, on a broader scale, ecosystems around the world. <br />Teach others about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainforests. <br />Restore damaged ecosystems by planting trees on land where forests have been cut down. <br />Encourage people to live in a way that doesn&apos;t hurt the environment. <br />Establish parks to protect rainforests and wildlife. <br />Support companies that operate in ways that minimize damage to the environment (How). <br />
  5. 5. To lessen future forest loss, we must increase and sustain the productivity of farms, pastures, plantations, and scrub land in addition to restoring species and ecosystems to degraded habitats (How).<br />
  6. 6. Ecotourism is perhaps the best hope for developing the economy of some rainforest countries. Planners should seek to minimize the environmental impact and maximize the benefits for local communities (How).<br />
  7. 7. Reuse- reuse paper around the house, reuse newspapers for stuff around the house<br />Reduce – send emails not letters, use the back and front of printing paper<br />Recycle- For every ton of paper that is recycled, 17 trees live. You can recycle most paper, including white office paper, newspaper and mixed-color paper, through a local curbside recycling program. (Butler)<br />
  8. 8. Works Cited<br />&quot;How to Recycle Paper |; EHow | How To Do Just About Everything! | How To Videos & Articles. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. &lt;;.<br />Butler, Rhett A. “Title of this page (see top of browser window for specific page).” / A Place Out of Time: Tropical Rainforests and the Perils They Face. 9 January 2006. .<br />