Geography Rainforest Protection

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  • Created on: 18-09-19 17:52
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  • Medicine:About 25% of all medicines come from rainforests. Over 2000 rainforests have anti-cancer properties.
    • Why should we protect the rainforest?
      • Climate Change: Rain forests absorb and store carbon dioxide which is partly responsible for climate change.
      • Biodiversity: Rainforests have half of all species in the world, some haven't even been discovered
      • Resources: Tropical rainforests provide valuable wood, nuts, fruit, etc.
      • Water: Rainforests are an important source of water, 20% of clean water comes from the amazon basin
      • People: Indigenous tribes live in rain forests using resources without causing harm
      • Climate: 28%of the worlds oxygen comes from the rain forests and prevent the climate from becoming too hot and dry

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