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The Amazon Rainforest is in danger. Deforestation is one of the most known threats facing the rainforest today. Logging companies are systematically destroying acres a day. Unsustainable expansion of agriculture and cattle ranching, construction of roads and dams, and activities such as illegal logging have the biggest influence on deforestation. This may not seem important right now, but it is. Right now we have the ability to change what is to come in the future. Ecologists have predicted roughly 55% of the rainforest could be gone by 2030. Think about it… Once this amazing place is gone, its gone forever. There is no bringing it back.
Containing a variety of plants and animals, freshwater fish, and reptiles; the rainforest has a huge . When you think about it, the rainforest is just another ecosystem of many. I say no, some of the worlds most unique and productive species of both plants and animals have called this place home. Most of the species in which thrive in the rainforest have no chance anywhere else. This means, when the rainforest is gone so are the many species that live there ass well.
As technology advances, further research is analyzed. Did you know it is in the rainforest that cures are being discovered for cancer, and other devastating diseases we face everyday? Scientists have discovered over hundreds of plant species which produce saps, barks, and toxins that when mixed with other ingredients can kill bad bacteria, and tissues in the body, and provide a chance for people to live life without worry or pain. When we are destroying the rainforest, we are destroying the plants in which hold the key to tomorrows answers. Imagine a world with a chance against diseases such as cancer and diabetes. The rainforest is natures pharmacy.
Not only are we destroying ecosystems in which don’t exist anywhere else in the world, and plants holding future cures for disease; but homes which belong to our people. More than 350 indigenous and ethnic groups live in the rainforest. These people depend on nature. Agriculture, clothing, medication. Some of these groups rely on the rainforest solemnly for their basic needs; food, water, and shelter. Are we willing to take away homes of our people to get something of short term gains? These people may live in a different perspective, but why change their ways. I believe it is incredible that today there are still Indian like groups that live off the land. Live organically, and have no idea of the world around them. Why not preserve our rainforests, and keep these areas protected?
To replenish what we have damaged would be impossible. Though, learning from our mistakes and creating change is more then possible. The rainforest is an amazing little world in another. It has so much to offer. With this granted advantage we have the ability to make a decision. A decision based on the future. Generations to generations to come. With this decision we have to dedicate ourselves to change and sacrifice for the plants and animals, medicinal uses, and people in which call the rainforest home.