Located in the northern part of South America, the Amazon is shared by nine different countries; and one of which is Brazil. Its vast landmark stretches out to almost 60% of the Brazilian lands. Full and rich of 120 feet tall trees, and equipped with species both known and unknown to man, the Amazon forest is a home to both the human race and the animal kingdom.
It also does much in the absorption of carbon dioxide and is the largest contributor to the prevention of greenhouse gases accumulating in the surfaces of our atmosphere. However, with the rising rate of deforestation in the Amazon, the world can be cupped in fatal hands.
Imagine how the trends would run if the Amazon forest dies? Its accumulated carbon dioxide will eventually be exhausted back to the air; and the abrupt negative changes of greenhouse effect will likely take place. Our wildlife resources would soon be depleted and the biggest source of natural life would undoubtedly come to an end.
The Roots Of Deforestation In The Amazon
Annually, gigantic land areas of the Amazon forest are being destroyed for the sole purpose of agricultural use; and the main culprits are underprivileged farmers and huge companies. Clearing smaller areas of the forest is a form of feeding the impoverished population while larger tracts are being emptied for the conversion of forest areas to soybean vegetation. Statistically speaking, these companies would reach heights up to the level of the American Midwest soybean plantation; and they would gradually be covering the entire Amazon if not stopped.