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A change in rainforests as time goes by
Rainforest Changes
Causes of Rainforest Destruction
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Plant Adaptations
Rainforest Plants
Extinct Plants
Rainforest Animals
Extinct Animals
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In the last hundred years, the rainforest has changed drastically.

  • In 1950, about 15 percent of the Earth's land surface was covered by rainforest. Today, more than half of it is already destroyed.
  • Most medicine men and shamans are over 70 years old. They have been using the rainforest to heal and help sick people for a very long time.
  • More than one fifth of the Amazon Rainforest is already gone.
  • Industrialization has caused humans to destroy the rainforest.
  • Rainforests cover 6% of the earth's land surface.
  • Rainforests have been providing one forth of today's medicines.
  • In the 1900s there were only 1 million indigenous people living in the rainforests compared to 8-9 million 500 years ago