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A change in rainforests as time goes by

A change in rainforests as time goes by
Rainforest Changes
Causes of Rainforest Destruction
Why does this matter to us?
Plant Adaptations
Rainforest Plants
Extinct Plants
Rainforest Animals
Extinct Animals
How can you help?
Works Cited

Every second . . we lose an area the size of two football fields!
Every minute . . we lose an area 29 times the size of the Pentagon!
Every hour . . . we lose an area 684 times larger than the New Orleans
Every day . . . we lose an area larger than all five boroughs of New York City!
Every week . . . we lose an area twice the size of Rhode Island!
Every month . . .we lose an area the size of Belize!
Every year . . . we lose an area more than twice the size of Florida!

  • Half of our remaining rainforests will be destroyed by the year 2025 if the present rate of destruction continues & there will be no rainforests remaining by the year 2060.
  • Man has increased nature’s normal extinction rate by 10,000% and most of this increase is taking place in the rainforests due to the destruction of rainforests.
  • An estimate of 9,000 species are going extinct each year, most of them from the rainforests.
  • Almost half of the world’s original four billion acres of rainforest are now gone. The lost area  due to the destruction of rainforests equals the combined size of Washington, Idaho, California, Nevada and Arizona.

Timber that is cut down from the trees.