Amazon rainforest has been known as of the largest rainforest in world, it comes across mnay rivers and covers most of northwestern Brazil, extends to Columbia, Peru, South America countries. It preserves many wildlife and has been the vital habitats for most of our wolrd eco-system. However, the result of we cutting tree down has flattened the rainforest, it's just a disaster to look at these images and reflect on ourself.
Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon, which is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and is seen as vital to the global fight against climate change.
Deforestation in Brazil’s area of the Amazon rainforest rose more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction. The image below shows the extent of this destruction.
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Farming, grazing of livestock, mining, and drilling combined account for more than half of all deforestation. Forests are cut as a result of the growing urban population, and the land is developed for homes.
Cattle grazing is the biggest single direct driver of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Most of the beef is destined for urban markets, whereas leather and other cattle products are primarily for export markets.
According to a satellite monitoring agency, the world’s most magnificent rainforest – which is a vital provider of oxygen and carbon sequestration – lost significant part in the last 31 days.
The Amazon Rainforest is home to over 2,000 species of animals. Some species found in the trees like the Gold Lion Tamarin, while others are found in the amazon rainforest river like the Anaconda.
An area of Amazon rainforest roughly the size of a football pitch is now being cleared every minute.
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Deforestation isn’t the only reason the Amazon is changing. Global climate change is having significant impacts on the Amazon rainforest. Higher temperatures in the tropical Atlantic reduce rainfall across large extents of the Amazon, causing drought and increasing the susceptibility of the rainforest to fire.
Four to six thousand rainforest species go extinct each year due to deforestation and degradation in the Amazon.
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