The Amazon Rainforest Raising Awareness By Nicholas
The main sources of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest are human settlement and development of the land.
Since 1980 580,000km2of the rainforest has been destroyed.
The animals living in this rainforest are directly affected by deforestation. Trees form their main source of food. They also build their nest and take shelter in different trees.
Numerous species of insects depend on the flowers’ nectar for survival.
The Amazon river contains 20 percent of the fresh water on Earth and its freshwater systems contain minerals that are important to fertilizing land in the rainforest. Water pollution is worsening in the Amazon as a result of extensive logging in the rainforest.
The shrinking rainforest could result in the Amazon shifting from a carbon bank that keeps the element out of the atmosphere, to a source of carbon in the atmosphere by the year 2050.
The Amazon is known as the Lungs of the Earth. This is because it supplies most of the oxygen for Earth. Although it gives us oxygen it will not last forever.