Who started the destruction of the amazon rainforest?

Answer The first steps toward the destruction of the Amazon rain forest were made by in the 1880's "rubber barons" who were after valuable rubber from the region to make tires. A combination of the Superi... Read More »

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Is rainforest destruction occurring in American Samoa?

Although most of American Samoa's rainforests are part of a federally protected national park, the World Wildlife Fund reports that lowland rainforests and their wildlife still face threats from po... Read More »

How big is the Amazon rainforest?

According to the Smithsonian Institute, the Amazon rainforest, or its basin, covers over 2.7 million square miles, which holds 4,195 miles of the river including 15,000 tributaries. The Amazon Rive... Read More »

Is the Amazon rainforest an ecosystem?

The Amazon rainforest is an ecosystem. Ecosystems consist of different communities of life that interact with each other and with the non-living elements to form a whole environment. Within that en... Read More »

How to Visit the Amazon Rainforest?

The Amazon River system, containing the Amazon and its tributaries, begins high in the Andes Mountains and travels through 6 countries on its 4,000 mile (6,440 km) journey into the Atlantic Ocean. ... Read More »