Presentation on theme: "Rain Forest Jana Janakieva. DISAPPERING We are losing 137 plant and animal species every single day 78 million acres lost every year Massive deforestation."— Presentation transcript:
DISAPPERING We are losing 137 plant and animal species every single day 78 million acres lost every year Massive deforestation brings with it many consequences
People living in the Rain Forests What Is Happening To The Forest People?
Deforestation for agriculture and ranching, mining, and road building all pose major threats to this region. Other threats include introduced species, small-scale logging, wildlife exploitation, and hydroelectric projects. Increased colonization of the area will be of great concern in the near future and will bring more hunting pressure. Uncontrolled tourism is a subject of current debate, though the long-term effects are not yet known.
Some facts Rainforests currently provide sources for one-fourth of today's medicines 70 percent of the plants found to have anticancer properties are found only in the rainforest Eight out of ten children are now saved, rather than eight of ten children dying from leukemia. Experts now believe that if there is a cure for cancer and even AIDS, it will probably be found in the rainforest.
Can the Rainforest be saved How Much Rainforest Remains? Why Won't The Rainforest Grow Back? The Solution to Rainforest Destruction Raintree - A Leader in Implementing the Solution
Organizations Amazon Watch Works with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Rainforest Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights. www.amazonwatch.orgAmazon Watch Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) Conservation, education, and research in the Amazon basin. www.ethnobotany.orgAmazon Conservation Team (ACT) Pachamama Alliance Organization to halt the destruction of rainforests and the loss of its indigenous culture and to blend the knowledge and wisdom from indigenous cultures and the modern world. www.pachamama.orgPachamama Alliance Tree 4 Life Plant a tree in the Brazilian rainforest. www.tree4life.comTree 4 Life Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation (ACEER) Promoting conservation of the Peruvian Amazon through educational programs, research, land acquisition, and ecology workshops. www.aceer.orgAmazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation (ACEER) BuyTheRainforest.Net Working to buy the land which encompasses the cloud and rain forests in the Amazon region of Peru, and establishing it as an eternal preserve for medical research. www.buytherainforest.netBuyTheRainforest.Net Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA) Creating a tropical rainforest protected area system with project activity spread out over an area larger than Western Europe. worldwildlife.org/forests/projects/arpa.cfmAmazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA)