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The Cause: Rainforest Preservation From Deforestation

Who’s at Risk

The world’s rain forests are currently disappearing at a rate of 6,000 acres every hour. When these forests are cut down, the plants and animals that live in the forests are destroyed, and some species are at risk of being made extinct.

The rainforest produces oxygen and clean the atmosphere to help us breathe and they affect the climate and the water cycle. Rainforest's also provide us with many valuable medicinal plants and may be a source of a cure from some deadly diseases.

 

What can be done?

Rainforests can be managed effectively without endangering rare species and animals and without risking global environmental damage by:

  • Prohibiting the “clear cut” large areas of forest
  • Planting new trees after old trees have been cut down
  • Creating large parks and reserves where no hunting and logging is allowed
  • Stop the stealing of exotic animals from the rainforests as pets
  • Recycling and reusing products from the rainforest – coffee, lumber, etc.