Amazon Essay

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Amazon Awareness The South American Amazon is a magnificent place with beautiful sceneries and great landscapes. It hosts many types of spectacular animals like the toucan and chimpanzee, and is home to more than 30 million people. The amazon is 1.4 billion acres of dense forests (Amazon). It also has millions of species along with 40,000 plant species, 3,000 fresh water species, and more than 370 types of reptiles (Amazon). The issue our group chose was the deforestation of the Amazon in South America. We chose this topic because we felt like its important and it is an issue that we need to try to put a stop to or decrease dramatically because it has many negative effects to the animals, the earth, the atmosphere, ecosystems, natural habitats, and even humans. Deforestation in the amazon is crucial because it accounts for half of all Earth’s tropical rainforests (Amazon). Deforestation is a complicated issue with a range of solutions. The usage of paper all around the world is one reason that drives the deforestation of forests. Lessening the necessity of paper and doing more electronic paperwork will help considerably. By buying wood with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) label, one will know that the wood came from well managed forests and is not illegal. Planting more trees and plants, or even getting involved and volunteering in local events to help the planet and animals are actions someone can do to help. The support for organizations like the World Wildlife Fund organization, the Green Peace organization and others put pressure on corporations that do not have policies put in place to help the forests. It is also supportive to give donations to non-profit organizations like the ones that were mentioned or others to help them fight and protect the earth along with its organisms. There are many reasons why the slaughter of trees in the amazon is an

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