The Amazon rainforest is being cut down for resources and land at a rapid rate. Learn how alternative farming methods, incentives to cut carbon emissions and protected reserves are helping to conserve the rainforest from further harm.
- Tropical rainforests worldwide are declining at an alarming rate as areas are cleared for settlement, farming, logging and mining.
- In the Amazon in South America, methods of ecosystem management are in place to lessen the devastating impact.
- Afforestation, agroforestry and selective logging are helping to replace felled trees and nourish the soil.
- Legislative measures are also in place to protect certain areas of the rainforest, protecting the rights of indigenous people and protected species.
The majority of the Amazon rainforest lies within the heart of South America.
A dense mass of jungle supporting one in 10 of all plant and animal species on the planet, the Amazon is one of the most important ecosystems for life on Earth.
However, tropical rainforests worldwide are declining ...
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