Deforestation in the Amazon

Introduction

Deforestation is when people cut down trees from a rainforest.This is mostly happening in the Amazon but it is happening in other places aswell.Farmers are cutting down the Amazon for money and land for cattle and crops.It is happening every 1 minute!

Pollution

The farmers are not just cutting but burning the trees causing pollution from smoke off the burnt trees.It is releasing CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) into the air also causing pollution.Mainly it makes the place look very awful.

Habitat Loss

Animals are having their habitats destroyed and they are getting killed themselves.Not all the animals are dieing but they are fleeing.Deforestation is cutting down the animals habitats not just normal trees.

Destroying the Amazon

They are destroying their own country.All the water we drink most likely  comes from the Amazon.The fruit we eat comes from plants in the rainforest and the plants are being destroyed.

Where

It isn’t just happening in the Amazon but in other countries like South Korea.It is basicly happening all over the world.

Our life may depend on the rainforests.

Learning log – deforestation information

Here are some links to help you with your learning log this week:

kids.mogabay.com – lots of information, and a great quiz you can try.
eschooltoday.com
childrenoftheearth.org

You can also search for more information using kidrex.

Good luck!