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    75 million acres of planet Earth’s land belongs to the tropical rainforest. (Rainforests Facts the Nature Conservancy) The rainforest is home to many different species, which includes monkeys, snakes, birds, rodents, frogs and lizards. (Earth Floor: Biomes) Many things contribute as threats to this environment. Instead of having such a beautiful and vast area of nature, humans mostly contribute to having it otherwise. The rainforest has much to offer for today’s modern society; everything from…

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    Deforestation of the Amazon The Amazon is a rainforest that covers a crazy 6.7 million km² of land which is 40% of South America. The Amazon is so large that it covers 9 countries; Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana! The Amazon Rainforest is a home to approximately 10 million species of animals, plants and insects. Deforestation has become a great issue with the Amazon Rainforest since 1978 and 750,000 km² have been destroyed. Although…

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    AMAZON RAINFOREST ENDAGER Amazon is the green heart of South America, it stretches for almost 7 million square km covering an area larger than Europe. Jungle of Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world, therefore it is a habitat of million species of animals and plants which accounts for more than half of all planet species. The rainforest trees have an extraordinary ability to absorb and store atmospheric carbon dioxide that harm us and release a vital oxygen which give humanity and other…

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    all over the world, especially in the Amazon region, deforestation has been a prominent issue. Rapid deforestation started in the Amazon around the 20th century and has increased through the beginning of the current century. Certain regions of forest has been eradicated for farms, dams, natural resources, and for an expansion of the modern world. Consequently, indigenous tribes are being forced from their lands and brutally harmed. Deforestation in the Amazon causes a decrease in the tribal…

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    Bolivia

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    Bolivia is a beautiful multiethnic and democratic country in the middle of South America. The official capital city of Bolivia is Sucre. Another capital they used is La Paz, located in the west-central part of the country. It is landlocked borders or neighbors with Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. Bolivia is sometimes referred to as the Tibet of Americas. It is one of the most remote countries in the Western hemisphere. Bolivia is named after Simon Bolivar, an independence fighter…

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    Bamboo Lemurs

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    Lemurs are currently facing double jeopardy: as they are already considered critically endangered in terms of diminishing numbers, they are also under threat of starving to death. Lemurs was said to be abundant in the African island of Madagascar. However, due to the effects of climate change, their population is mostly concentrated on the country’s eastern side. Among the bamboo lemurs, the greater bamboo lemurs of Madagascar are considered the largest. They were thought to be extinct, until…

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    Firefly Research Paper

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    People are often surprised to learn there are many different kinds of firefly, not just one. In fact, there are nearly 2,000 firefly species sprinkled across the globe. Collectively, fireflies stretch from Tierra del Fuego at 55° south latitude to Sweden at 55° north latitude, gracing every continent save Antarctica. As is true for most liv- ing things, firefly diversity rises in the tropics, peaking in tropical Asia and South America: Brazil alone hosts 350 different firefly species. There…

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    to analyse is about climate and what things disrupt it’s natural course. I have chosen an article on the Amazon rainforest losing its ability to regulate climate because deforestation and it’s believed dire effects on its own and local climate. This article is from the newspaper The Guardian and was originally published October last year. The article suggests deforestation in the Amazon is leading to climate change, and that the forest can no longer regulate its own climate. The Guardian…

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    Did you know that in 1990 there were only 2,500 hyacinth macaws left in the wild? (Blue Hyacinth Macaw) The hyacinth macaw is a parrot native to the rainforest. Unfortunately, this bird is seriously endangered because of the deforestation of their home. Humans have been known to be the cause of most of the destruction. Previous attempts to shelter them have been slightly effective, but we have devised solutions that can help save the hyacinth macaws numbers by greater amounts. In our paper we…

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    Research Paper In the past 114 years, an abundance of the Earth’s species have gone extinct due to deforestation, and humans are mostly responsible. Environmentalist Ed Begely Jr, also a well know actor, said “I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress.” (Begely,1). Deforestation is a global issue that impacts a wide range, including human and animal life ultimately leading to the…

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