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Amazon Rainforest. What are Rainforests?. Dense forest found in tropical areas of heavy rainfall. Where are Rainforest located?. Layers of the Rainforest. EMERGENT LAYER CANOPY LAYER UNDERSTORY LAYER FOREST FLOOR. Why are Rainforest Important?.

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what are rainforests

What are Rainforests?

Dense forest found in tropical areas of heavy rainfall

layers of the rainforest

Layers of the Rainforest

EMERGENT LAYER

CANOPY LAYER

UNDERSTORY LAYER

FOREST FLOOR

why are rainforest important

Why are Rainforest Important?

  • Rainforests provide a home to many plants and animals
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Why are Rainforest Important?

Rainforests produce most of the oxygen we breath

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Why are Rainforest Important?

Rainforests are a source of medicines and foods

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Why are Rainforest Important?

Rainforests protect against flood, drought, and erosion

why are rainforest being destroyed

Why are Rainforest being destroyed?

Deforestation

The removal of trees from an areas of land

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Why are Rainforest being destroyed?

Wood for both timber and wood for making fires (LOGGING)

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Why are Rainforest being destroyed?

Agriculture for both small and large farms

cattle ranching

Cattle Ranching

Cattle are

Cattle is raised only for the purpose to be killed and sold for its meat

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Cattle Ranching

Ranchers slash and burn rainforests to grow grass pasture for cattle. Once the cattle have grazed sufficiently, they are slaughtered and exported to industrialized countries, including the United States, to be made into fast food hamburgers and frozen meat products. It has been estimated that for every quarter pound hamburger made from rainforest cattle, fifty-five square feet of rainforest was cleared—an area equal to the size of a small kitchen.

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