Theme 2 - The Amazon Rainforest

Taliesin Lund
Mind Map by Taliesin Lund, updated more than 1 year ago
Taliesin Lund
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A mind map of facts on the Amazonian rainforest

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Theme 2 - The Amazon Rainforest
1 It is estimated that over 20% of the worlds oxygen is made here
2 Local tribes are having their livelihoods destroyed by deforesters
3 10% of the worlds species can be found in the amazon rainforest
3.1 Deforestation could mean they have to find a new ecosystem
4 Slash and Burn
4.1 Forest is burnt and cut in order to clear an area.
4.1.1 Minerals are take back into the soil
5 Clear-Cutting
5.1 All living plants are removed
5.1.1 Most destructive method
6 Selective logging
6.1 Much fewer trees are cut, only more common species are cut
6.1.1 Nearby vegetation is still damaged
7 Some locals benefit from the tourist attraction that the amazon rainforest has created
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