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Rainforest Destruction

The Wealth of the Rainforest
What it is
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Pictures of Destruction
Orginial People
The Wealth of the Rainforest

What is the Rainforest good for?

More than half of the world's estimated 10 million species of plants, animals, and insects live in the tropical rainforests. About 3 acres contains over 800 types of trees and 1550 species of plants. 
At least 80 percent of the developed world's diet originated in the tropical rainforest. At least 300 fruits are found in the rainforests and of these only 200 are still in use and tangible.
Currently, 121 perscription drugs are sold worldwide that have come from the rainforests. The National Cancer Institute has identified 3000 plants that are active against cancer cells. 70 percent of these plants are found in the rainforest and 25 percent of the active ingredients in the cancer-fighting drugs come from organisms found in the rainforest. Without the animals and plants, diseases could be even more fatal.
The wealth of the rainforest is so great that it is our job to do the best we can to preserve it! 

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What are some solutions to the disappearing rainforests?