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Title: Amazon Rainforest Author: Troup County School System Last modified by: Arrington C Created Date: 1/5/2009 4:09:31 PM Document presentation format – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Amazon Rainforest


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Amazon Rainforest
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What are Rainforests?
Dense forest found in tropical areas of heavy
rainfall
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Where are Rainforest located?
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Layers of the Rainforest
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
EMERGENT LAYER CANOPY LAYER UNDERSTORY
LAYER FOREST FLOOR
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Why are Rainforest Important?
  • Rainforests provide a home to many plants and
    animals

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Why are Rainforest Important?
  • Rainforests produce most of the oxygen we breath

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Why are Rainforest Important?
  • Rainforests are a source of medicines and foods

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Why are Rainforest Important?
  • Rainforests protect against flood, drought, and
    erosion

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Why are Rainforest being destroyed?
Deforestation The removal of trees from an areas
of land
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Why are Rainforest being destroyed?
Wood for both timber and wood for making
fires (LOGGING)
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Why are Rainforest being destroyed?
Agriculture for both small and large farms
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Why are Rainforest being destroyed?
Grazing land for cattle
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Cattle Ranching
Cattle are
Cattle is raised only for the purpose to be
killed and sold for its meat
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Cattle Ranching
Ranchers slash and burn rainforests to grow grass
pasture for cattle. Once the cattle have grazed
sufficiently, they are slaughtered and exported
to industrialized countries, including the United
States, to be made into fast food hamburgers and
frozen meat products. It has been estimated that
for every quarter pound hamburger made from
rainforest cattle, fifty-five square feet of
rainforest was clearedan area equal to the size
of a small kitchen.
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Why are Rainforest being destroyed?
Road construction
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Brainstorm
What are the consequences or negative things
that are a result of deforestation?
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Brainstorm
What can we do to stop or lessen deforestation?
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