In the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil live tribes who have no contact with the outside world. Illegal loggers and cattle ranchers are invading their land and bringing disease. They won't survive unless this stops. ... Brazil's Amazon is home to more uncontacted tribes than anywhere in the world.
At one time Amazon River flowed westward, perhaps as part of a proto-Congo (Zaire) river system from the interior of present day Africa when the continents were joined as part of Gondwana. Fifteen million years ago, the Andes were formed by the collision of the South American plate with the Nazca plate.Jan 26, 2017
Rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet for their role in absorbing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and producing oxygen, upon which all animals depend for survival. Rainforests also stabilize climate, house incredible amounts of plants and wildlife, and produce nourishing rainfall all around the planet.
We need the rain forests to produce oxygen and clean the atmosphere to help us breathe. We also know that the earth's climate can be affected, as well as the water cycle. Rainforests also provide us with many valuable medicinal plants, and may be a source of a cure from some deadly diseases.
More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest. More than half of the world's estimated 10 million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical rainforests. One-fifth of the world's fresh water is in the Amazon Basin.Dec 21, 2012
7 steps you can take to help save the Amazon and the world's rainforests, from the Rainforest Action Network.1) Reduce your paper and wood consumption. ... 2) Reduce your oil consumption. ... 3) Reduce your beef consumption. ... 4) Hold businesses accountable. ... 5) Invest in rainforest communities. ... 6) Support the grassroots.More items...
Since 1978 over 750,000 square kilometers (289,000 square miles) of Amazon rainforest have been destroyed across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana. ... By the 2000s more than three-quarters of forest clearing in the Amazon was for cattle-ranching.Jan 26, 2017