Amazon Rainforest

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  • Amazon Rainforest
    • Infertile soils because trees soak up food so quickly
    • Indigenous People
      • 1000's of tribes
    • Only 2% light on the floor
    • 9 Countries mainly Brazil that the rainforest is in. - South America
    • Insects, Sloths, Howler Monkeys
    • Largest Freshwater place in the worlD - lots of CO2
    • HOT! (Over 26 degrees c) and with heavy rain - 2000mm!
    • Deforestation - Mines - Dams - Roads
    • Near The Equator - Discontinuous Layer
    • Tall trees - few branches
    • 60% of the rain forest in the world is the Amazon
    • Lianas, epiphytes, food from air
    • Brazil > Developing Roads
    • Canopy - Birds & Butterflies
    • Teak Tree - ^ 1.5m - 30 - 40 m
    • Between Tropic Of Cancer and Tropic Of Capricorn
    • SOLUTIONS :
      • 1. Debt Reduction
      • 3. EcoToursim - Small scale
      • 5. Education - Reduce demand for rain forest wood
      • 4. Sustainable energy away from Amazon - Solar
      • 2. Selective Logging - Cut only mature trees
    • Mammal - 400 Speices - Birds 1,300 Species - Plants 40,000 Species - Insects 30,000,000 Species
    • Belo Monte HEP - Dam

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