Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The rainforests of the world all have one thing in common: they are all based around the equator and the tropics. Without them, many of our household products such as wooden furniture and basic necessities like coal and even air would not exist. One and a half acres of rainforest are being destroyed every second because the value of rainforest land is so high due to the value of its timber by short-sighted governments, multi-national logging companies, and land owners. Because of our greedy nature, we destroy plant, animal and insect species every single day. Still reading?
The Amazon Rainforest trees provide the air that we need and the trees are been cut down which means we will have less oxygen in the atmosphere and more carbon dioxide. Eventually, all living things die. Deforestation increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the air because when the trees die they release carbon dioxide in the air. Native tribes rely on the trees for shelter and medicine. If the people living in the Amazon rainforest breath all the carbon dioxide in the air they will at some point get sick and die because they have little medication.
This portrayal tends to be one consisting of a vibrantly colored rainforest, brimming with an abundance of diverse and exotic flora and fauna, and, a thriving and well-balanced collection of ecosystems which. For thousands of years, the abundant, valuable resources in the Amazon were familiar only to the indigenous people of the region. Surrounded by the luxuriant rainforest and its natural resources. According to the World Wild Life organization, more than half of the trees removed from forests are used for fuel purposes. As human population and technology increases, so does the demand for land.
This rainforest has a great variety of plants and animals. In the southeast, in the large island of Madagascar, the land was once intensively forested, but sorrowfully much of it has vanished. The island of Madagascar is home to many unique plants and animals not found anywhere. The Amazon rainforest is the world's largest rain forest today, which has 54 percent of the total rainforests that are remaining on the planet.