Everything can be seen with a touch of the button, yet we cannot see what is occurring in our own backyards
The Amazon rainforest, covering much of Northwestern Brazil and extends into 8 countries: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The amazon is cherished for its immense biodiversity.
Eventhough our technological knowledge has increased over the years out ability as a whole to protect the planet we call home is tremend- ously diminishing. Deforestation is one of the major causes, according to the Rainforest Action Network more than an ancre-and-a-half is lost every second of the day. Further research demonstrates that if we continue with our detrimental ways of life, the Amazon Rainforest will have dissapeared by the year 2060!
These trees that are demolished clear the land for building and other industrial needs. The wood is often used to produce firewood, wood pulp, paper, etc.
The sad but unspoken truth is that over 20% of the world oxygen is produced by the Amazon, even so that it is described as "The Lungs Of Our World"
The Amazon Regional Protected Areas (ARPA) program addresses deforestation by expanding and consolidating areas under strict protection ARPA was designed as a phased ten-year program
Despite the population decimation, native people still live in the Amazon Rainforest, although virtually all have been affected by the outside world. Research shows that Around 400-500 indigenous Ameridian tribes called the Amazon home. It is believd that around now 50 of these tribes have not had any contact.