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  • 1. HOW AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IS DESTROYING THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
    • DISAPPEARING FORESTS
    • 2. CLIMATE CHANGE
    • 3. INFRINGEMENT ON NATURAL AREAS
    FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND AND FORESTRY
    • POPULATION PRESSURE
  • DOROTHY STANG
  • 4. Declarefragileareas as protectedzones
    Enforcelawsagainstpoaching -
    (Poaching is the illegal taking of wild plants or
    animals contrary to local and international
    conservation and wildlife management laws.)
    Listareas as UNESCO World Heritagesites.
  • 5. Adjacent
    Authentic
    Confront
    Devastate
    Found
    Fraud
    Harmony
    Secluded
    Supplement
    Taunt
  • 6. Thepassagedescribesconflictingviews of development in the Amazon region.
    EXPORT
    PRODUCTION
    THE THREE COMMODITIES – (COMMODITY)-meta
    SOY - BEEF - TIMBER
    THE PORTION OF EXPORTS
    TRENDS AND PATTERNS FOR EACH COMMODITY IN BRASIL – The Chart With Bar Graphs
    How doeseach trend relatetoproblemsmentioned in thereading ?
  • 7. Governor of Amazonian state Mato Grasso also owns world's largest soybean producer. Helped make soy Brazil's No. 1 export; accused of tearing down rainforest, awarded Greenpeace's "Golden Chainsaw Award" in 2005.
  • 8. THE TWO MAIN MODELS OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMAZON
    Big Business
    Environmentalism
  • 9. Close to 20 % of the Amazon rainforest has beencutdown = morethan in allthe 450 years since theEuropeancolonizationbegan.
    1970 1980 1990 2000 2011 2021 2031
    _____x_____x____x_____x_____x_____x___
    10 years 20 years 30 years 40 years 10 years 20 years
    An additional 20 % of thetreeswill be lostoverthenexttwodecades.
    Ifthathappens, theforest’secologymaybegintofall apart.