The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s greatest natural resource, yet still it is being destroyed just like other rainforests around the world. Rainforests are being destroyed worldwide for the resources they have; timber, cattle, agriculture, and subsistence cropping by rainforest inhabitants. Many of the local land owners farm deforested land for about two years until the unfertile soil goes barren. They leave thousands of acres of useless land behind, when they should be reforested.
The Amazon Rainforest is located in the Amazon river basin along the equator. About 1/6th of all the types of vegetation in the world are located in rain forests. Many of the medicines we use today also come from the rainforest. Scientists believe that the cure for HIV and AIDS are probably hiding in the rainforest, waiting to be discovered. Scientists are also concerned that by deforesting the rainforest, we are destroying the undiscovered cure to many diseases. The rainforests are also very important to the worlds oxygen level, without the rainforest, much of the earth’s carbon dioxide would go unpurified, making air pollution levels higher..
The Rainforest is being destroyed at an astonishing rate, about 5 acres of the amazon rainforest is being destroyed every 30 seconds. To preserve the rainforest, governments must make stiffer laws deforestation, governments should also take part in the reforestation of the rainforest. People like ourselves have to help in the reforestation of the rainforest too, there are numerous types of funding for the preservation of the rainforest. If we make the preservation of
the rain forest a top priority, it will be preserved for many generations to cherish it.