RAINFOREST IS SIGNIFICANT TO.........
Many foods like fruits and vegetables come from here. Many medicine leaves like oregano come from here. Many people live in rainforest. Help stabilize the world's climate. Provide a home to many animals. Maintain the water cycle. Protect against flood, drought, and erosion; Are a source for medicines and foods; Support tribal people; and Are an interesting place to visit.
OIL COMPANIES-BAD WAY
Oil companies cut down trees to make way for palm oil plantation. They destroy the land to make oil and sell it. They make money by transforming Rainforests into oil drilling places. Rainforests are seriously affected by oil companies when they search for new oil deposits. Pipes are made to extract the oil and they often break and cause all the oil to flow into the rainforest, killing wildlife and polluting the water. Their actions encourage settlers to burn and cut down trees from production of charcoal. They also cut timber to sell. Large roads are built by these companies in untouched forest in order to extract the oil by using large pipes. Animals eat in oil contaminated areas, mistaking the chemicals and salt water as natural salt licks. Each day 80,000 acres of rainforest are destroyed.
BY JOHANNAH AND ABISHA