Presentation on theme: "Amazon Rainforest By: Claire, Alanna, Sarah. Settlers The settlers came to the rainforest in the 1960s, Because the Brazilian government wanted poor people."— Presentation transcript:
Settlers The settlers came to the rainforest in the 1960s, Because the Brazilian government wanted poor people to live there. When they left they made farm land with the clear-cut process. Settlers use there recourses by creating farms and farming them.
Settlers Most of the settlers moving in to the Amazon Rainforest come from the highly populated Andean region. Settlers tend to over use thin soil causing erosion and degradation of the rainforest ecosystem.
Settlers Settlers want farming land to feed there family. Farming is very difficult in the Amazon rainforest. The thin soil has very poor nutrients. The constant rainfall causes whatever nutrients was once there to wash away.
Cattle ranchers Cattle ranching is now the biggest deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Nearly 80% of the deforestation areas in Brazil are now used for pasture
Cattle ranchers The cattle ranchers came to the rain forest in the 1960s. They use there recourses by the cattle eating the rainforest grass.
Cattle ranchers The Brazilian government wants to slow down the rapid growth of ranching in the Amazon Rainforest. The cattle ranchers want to raise food for the world, and earn money for Brazil
Environmentalists and scientists came to the rainforest in the 1970s These two groups came for more biodiversity. Environmentalists want rainforest animals the right to live. Environmentalists
Environmentalists found: 750 kinds of trees 1,500 kinds of flowers 400 kinds of birds 125 types of mammals
Environmentalists Environmentalists want to slow down rainforest production. Environmentalists won a battle against cattle ranchers, the ranchers wanted to clear the rain forest Brazils government preserved two large parts of the rain forest for rubber tappers and environmentalists.
Strip logging Settlers-The rainforest will be there for farming. Cattle ranchers- There will still be an environment for cattle. Environmentalists- Help us experiment more trees, plants, and animals in the Amazon rainforest.