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Amazon Rainforest The rainforest most of the Amazon Basin However, its not the landform that covers most of South America Highlands cover most of South America
Amazon River § § It is considered one of the largest rivers in the world because it moves more fresh water into the ocean then any other river It is 4, 345 miles long!
Indigenous People Native people or an ethnic group of an area that existed before colonization.
Biodiversity Wide range of species Plants Animals Insects Many different animals The region is home to about 2. 5 million insect species alone
Canopy Top layer of the rainforest
Ecosystem Interdependent community of plants and animals
Global Warming buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increase in temperatures
Land use conflict Disagreement area of land over how to use a particular
Deforestation Cutting For down the rainforest economic reason Agriculture reasons Need a place for people to live
Deforestation (chopping down trees) pros Creates – Factories Jobs More money for 85% of the Income Gap!
All these help build the economy and Infrastructure!!
But is the practice of cutting down the Amazon sustainable? Can people keep up this practice of deforestation?
Sustainability: the endurance of biological systems…
Is that sustainable? ? How can we help?
Debt-for-nature swap The affected governments should be paid to preserve the forest.