DESTRUCTION OF RAINFORESTS           By Kevin
Why rainforests are being          destroyed? Timber value Farming and ranching 400 dollars is made for timber and farm...
How rainforests are being          destroyed? Fires Chainsaws Bulldozeres
What’s happening to the          rainforest? 14% of the land surface on earth was once  covered by rainforests, now only ...
Medicine from Rainforests 25% of prescription drugs made by plants are  found in the rainforest Of the 3000 plants ident...
Oxygen from the Rainforest In one hectare which is about 2.5 acres there  are 2,250 different types of trees and plants ...
Food from the Rainforest There are over 3,000 fruits in the rainforest.  200 of them are used by us. Indians that live  i...
People living in the            rainforests Indians that live in the rainforest are losing their  homes Five centuries a...
How to protect the rainforest If we can convince people to use plants for  medicine, food, and other resources from the  ...
References http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm
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  1. 1. DESTRUCTION OF RAINFORESTS By Kevin
  2. 2. Why rainforests are being destroyed? Timber value Farming and ranching 400 dollars is made for timber and farming per acre However, if people harvested what was in the rainforest they could make 2400 dollars per acre
  3. 3. How rainforests are being destroyed? Fires Chainsaws Bulldozeres
  4. 4. What’s happening to the rainforest? 14% of the land surface on earth was once covered by rainforests, now only 6% Every second one and a half acres of rainforests are destroyed
  5. 5. Medicine from Rainforests 25% of prescription drugs made by plants are found in the rainforest Of the 3000 plants identified to be against cancer cells 70% of them are found in the rainforest
  6. 6. Oxygen from the Rainforest In one hectare which is about 2.5 acres there are 2,250 different types of trees and plants 20% of the oxygen in the world comes from the Amazon Rainforest alone
  7. 7. Food from the Rainforest There are over 3,000 fruits in the rainforest. 200 of them are used by us. Indians that live in the rainforest use over 2,000. 80% of the world’s diet came from the rainforest
  8. 8. People living in the rainforests Indians that live in the rainforest are losing their homes Five centuries ago there was about ten million Indians that lived in the rainforests now there are only two hundred thousand
  9. 9. How to protect the rainforest If we can convince people to use plants for medicine, food, and other resources from the rainforest. It will help stop the destruction of rainforests. If we market these products we can help the economy of the Indians in the rainforest and our own economy by using the resources of the rainforest to make more money
  10. 10. References http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm

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