Amazon Rainforest Deforestation...

Commercial logging is the single most important factor for Amazon rainforest deforestation, followed by cattle grazing and other reasons we will review shortly...

Amazon rainforest is disappearing at an alarming rate, and the same applies for all the remaining rainforests in the world. Once they covered 14% of earth's surface, now only 6%. Experts estimate they could disappear within 40 years.

Amazon rainforest alone is vanishing at a rate of 200,000 square miles a year - out of 2,5 million square miles, embracing nine South America countries or 2/3s of the continent.

Rainforest Deforestation Facts

Amazon Rainforest deforestation. Brazil
Amazon Rainforest Deforestation - © Istockphoto

Rainforest Deforestation Consequences

Among the major consequences of Amazon rainforest deforestation we find...

Cattle grazing in the amazon rainforest. Brazil
Cattle grazing in the Amazon rainforest - © Mikadx/Istockphoto

Let's Help to Preserve the Rainforest

We need each and every one of us to take a stand and do our bit. Simple and easy steps to help preserve the rainforest...

As Harvard's Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson wrote more than a decade ago...

"The worst thing that can happen during the 1980s is not energy depletion, economic collapses, limited nuclear war, or conquest by a totalitarian government.

As terrible as these catastrophes would be for us, they can be repaired within a few generations.
The one process ongoing in the 1980s that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats.

This is the folly that our descendants are least likely to forgive us for."

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