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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Dense forest found in tropical areas of heavy rainfall
Rainforests produce most of the oxygen we breath
Rainforests are a source of medicines and foods
Rainforests protect against flood, drought, and erosion
The removal of trees from an areas of land
Wood for both timber and wood for making fires (LOGGING)
Agriculture for both small and large farms
Grazing land for cattle
Cattle is raised only for the purpose to be killed and sold for its meat
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.
What are the consequences or negative things that are a result of deforestation?