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knotted vines rooted in forest floor. They travel up through the understory , canopy and emergent layers
like a big green umbrella; hundred of feet above the ground; noisy and bright; birds , monkeys, frogs and insects, vines, flowers
Dark and busy with life; trees only 15 feet tall; cats, bats, monkeys, snakes and lizards
When rainforests are cut down leads to....
-Fewer (scarce) and more expensive products
-forest people lose their homes/culture and can die
-Soil erosion (dried out and sour)
-Undiscovered medicines (these plants to help heal will become extinct)
-"Greenhouse Effect" - Carbon dioxide traps heat in lower atmosphere causing global warming
-species become extinct
-without the rainforest to soak up rain will lead to flooding and droughts
Slash and burn farmers - clear forests to grow crops
Very big farmers - clear the forest and plant commercial crops and move slash and burn farmers into forest
Livestock herders - clear trees to plant grass for livestock to eat
loggers - cut down trees to make room for roads
firewood collectors - cut down trees to use for firewood
mining - cut down trees to make roads to get to mining spots
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