The Brazilian Rainforest

Why is the rainforest in danger?


Why has one quarter of Brazil's rainforest disappeared?

Every minute 100 acres of rainforest trees are destroyed.

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Read the following points carefully.  What effect are they having on the rainforest?
  • Highways have been built through the forest.
  • Huge cattle ranches for producing beef have been developed.
  • The timber industry has cut trees for hardwoods.
  • Resources such as gold, tin, iron ore and aluminium have been mined.
  • Hydro-electric dams have been built.
  • Tourism is a developing industry.
  • Habitats are being lost.
  • The Indian culture is struggling to survive.

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Write a report outlining the reasons why the rainforest is in danger.
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