Saving the Rainforest

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Saving the Rainforest

  1. 1. The Rainforest: What You Need to Know, and What You Need to Do
  2. 2. What Are Rainforests? <ul><li>A lush green habitat full of life </li></ul><ul><li>Rainforests are homes to over 1 million plants, birds, animals, trees, and many other life forms </li></ul><ul><li>Its one of our main resources for food we eat, things we need , and medicine we use to cure people </li></ul><ul><li>Rainforests act as the world’s thermostat by regulating temperatures and weather patterns </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who lives there? <ul><li>Many creatures like Three-toed-sloths, Macaws, Iguanas, Carver Ants, and Jaguars </li></ul><ul><li>The natives who have small towns and villages deep in the jungle, live there and protect what they can of the rainforest </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is happening to it? <ul><li>The rainforest is slowly but surely disappearing </li></ul><ul><li>Every second, a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is mowed down. That’s 86,400 football fields of rainforest per day, or over 31 million football fields of rainforest each year </li></ul><ul><li>Within 40 years from now the rainforest wont even hardly exist </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can I help? <ul><li>Go online to rainforest protection websites </li></ul><ul><li>Buy recycled items </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle, or use recycled items </li></ul><ul><li>Plant trees </li></ul><ul><li>Websites- http://www.ran.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.arborday.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www,rainforestalliance.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mongabay.org/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. What will helping do? <ul><li>Helping the rainforest will keep our earth cleaner, regulate temperature and help produce more clouds which can in turn reduce the risk of Global Warming. </li></ul><ul><li>Not only will it help you and others, it will help the natives and the animals who need it most </li></ul>
  7. 7. How can I donate? <ul><li>Use the Websites two pages before to donate </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://www.arborday.org and donate online </li></ul><ul><li>Order a Rainforest Rescue brochure, and use the donation form </li></ul><ul><li>Send a check along with the order form for Protect-An-Acre  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Do Your Part!! <ul><li>Raise money and donate it with the PAA Form </li></ul><ul><li>Plant trees, and get others to plant them too </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word to others so they can help </li></ul><ul><li>Start a Rainforest Rescue Club </li></ul><ul><li>Write letters to stop deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Use my Replacing the Rainforest Blog for more info! </li></ul>

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