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The Economics of Sugarcane Monoculture the Amapa Rainforest

- There is great potential for economic growth in the agricultural and agri-industrial sectors In Amapa due to the massive rainforest covering 81 percent of the state (Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, 2013). In total, the entire Amazonian rainforest contributes 8 percent towards Brazilian GDP (Homma, Alves, Franco, Pena & , 2012). “The state has an important forest-based economic sector, extracting both timber and non-timber products (including açai, Brazil nuts, and cipó titica)” (Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, 2013)....   [tags: Amapa Rainforest]

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The Deforestation Of The Amazon Rainforest

- During my recent holiday to Brazil, I spent a week living in an eco-lodge within the Amazon rainforest. I learnt about the species of wildlife and people that live within the jungle, and rely on it to survive. Following the holiday I have become fascinated about the destruction of it, and why this has been happening. This essay will discuss the impacts of deforestation, what is causing this increasing issue and the solutions to keep the rainforest alive. The Amazon comprises of 2.1 million square miles, Ferro, S (2015), it houses the world largest carbon sink converting harmful emissions into clean oxygen, Natives have also began to discover new cures for many illnesses from the extensive ra...   [tags: Brazil, Deforestation, Amazon Rainforest]

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The Negative Effects of Human Influence in the Amazon Rainforest

- The beautiful Amazon rainforest “covers a vast area of more than two and one-half million square kilometers” (The Amazon: Its Developers, Destroyers). It is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, not found anywhere else in the world. Scientists believe that there are still many yet to be found. The Amazon is also home to many tribes who have been there for a long period of time. These tribes accommodate medicine men who know the secrets of the rainforest and the healing properties not yet discovered by scientists....   [tags: enviornment, rainforest, developers]

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Rainforest Action Network : Environmentalism With Teeth

- Rainforest Action Network “Environmentalism with Teeth” The non-governmental environmental group Rainforest Action Network, also known as R.A.N., is an organization that fiercely helps the planet overcome its issues from climate change to saving the rainforests through some non-violent strategies, education, and grassroots organizing. R.A.N. mainly campaigns for preserving the rainforests, protecting the climate, and protecting human rights. Although this may seem like any other environmental group, uniquely we undertake big corporations, global institutions, and banks in order to acquire what the planet deserves....   [tags: Palm oil, Oil palm, Human rights, Rainforest]

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The Issues Surrounding the Amazon Rainforest

- The Issues Surrounding the Amazon Rainforest       The battle for the Amazon rainforest is a daunting task. It’s a long going battle between miners, loggers, and developers against the indigenous people who call it home. It’s a battle like any battle in a war; it affects lives, families, the economy, politics, and the environment amongst other things. The main topic of this debate is the effects of the Amazon deforestation on the people who live in it, this will be the focus of this research paper....   [tags: Environmental Amazon Rainforest Nature Essays]

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Tropical Rainforests : Unique And Diverse Ecosystem

- Tropical rainforests are an extremely unique and diverse ecosystem that are located around the earth’s equator. They once covered roughly 7% of the world, but due to human encroachment that has dwindled to just 2%. It is a highly moisture rich environment that typically receives anywhere between 60 and 400 inches of rainfall annually and average humidity ranges from 70 to 90%. A high average year round temperature, coupled with the moisture rich environment, creates an ecosystem that allows for a level of biodiversity seen nowhere else on the planet....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Tropical rainforest]

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Deforestation of the Rainforest

- Rainforest biomes are characterized by high rainfall of 1750-2000 mm (68-78 inches) annually. They have tall, dense jungles because of competition for sunlight. Rainforests are often found in tropical climates (regions between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer) and they are home to the majority of the world’s species. They contain one-half to two-thirds of the world’s surface (Lindsey Rebecca). The climate of rainforest biomes is very hot and humid. There are two types of rainforests: tropical and temperate....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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The Daintree Rainforest

- The Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest rainforests in the world, is part of the Wet Tropics of North Queensland, Australia. This 1200 square kilometer, or approximately 500 square mile, rainforest is home to 3000 plant species. This region “contains 30 percent of Australia's frog, marsupial and reptile species, 65 percent of Australia's bat and butterfly species and 20 percent of the bird species,” according to the Daintree Discovery Center, the rainforest’s interpretive facility. Of these, 700 plants and 70 animals exist only in northeast Queensland and nowhere else in the world....   [tags: Ecology]

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Save the Rainforest!

- We are supposed to be good stewards of this earth while we are still living on it. God gave us this planet to inhabit and have dominion over everything on and in it. That means that we are responsible for keeping it clean, for protecting it from harm or depletion and we have to preserve and replenish the earth. It is sad to say but humans have played their part in deteriorating the earth. We have polluted and killed the very thing that takes care of us. If you ride by any lake or river you find trash and debris around it....   [tags: Ecology ]

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Gone Forever: The End of the Rainforest

- The End of the Rainforest The rainforest is considered one of the most beautiful and lively places on earth, although it is also considered one of the most threatened. The rainforest is a part of the world that is full of all sorts of life, including over half of the world’s animals and plants. It is also home to numerous resources for humans such as a third of all of the world’s fresh water, food, and medications that people need in order to live. The reasons that people have about cutting down rainforests are outnumbered by the reasons of why not to....   [tags: Conservation ]

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The Life and Climate of a Tropical Rainforest

- What is a tropical rain forest. A tropical rainforest is an ecosystem that is anywhere near the equator. These areas are located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. A tropical rainforests experience high average temperatures and high amounts of rain fall. Tropical rainforests are divided into three parts. The uppermost part is the canopy. This is the layer with the tallest tress. Trees in this climate can reach up to 240 feet (blueplanetbiomes.com). The next layer is the lower canopy....   [tags: temperature, trees, frogs]

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The Effects of Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest

- ... The water evaporated from the trees and plants contribute to the rainfall in the forest (Briney). In the article The Effects of Deforestation in Amazonia, author Harald Sioli states, “With the reduction of rainwater re-evaporating from the original forest, the rate of its recycling will also diminish” (200). If the process of evapotranspiration decreases due to deforestation, the amount of rainfall will also decrease. The rainforests like the Amazon will change in climate and become dry and could possibly cause more forest fires due to the reduction of precipitation in the rainforest (Shukla, Nobre, & Sellers)....   [tags: environmental issues]

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Nomads of the Rainforest and The Waorani Tribe

- Nomads of the Rainforest is a film which focuses on a tribe in Ecuador called the Waorani. The purpose of this documentary is to discover how this culture has maintained their cultural identity amidst Western culture and remained an enigma. The Waorani were known as savages and likely to attack any outside influence indiscriminately. These people were a mystery due to the fact that their savagery was brushed against the landscape of an egalitarian society in which all people were equal and must contribute to their society....   [tags: film analysis, ecuador, culture]

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Stop The Destruction of the Rainforest

- The Destruction of the Rainforest should be prohibited The destruction of the Rain Forest should be prohibited. Planet Earth is accelerating at an alarming rate; moving towards its own self-destruction. What we learned in high school taught us the importance of converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. Without this conversion process, life as we know it today could possibly cease to exist. The rainforest provides much needed oxygen for the planet. Numerous rainforests exist around the globe....   [tags: Ecology/Conservation]

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Tropical Rainforest and Its Challenges

- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Tropical rainforest and its challenges Tropical rainforest can be found near the the equator, the average rainfail is over 110 inches per year and consistently in warm temperature at about 25°C to 27C° and vary little from month to month (Molles, 2005). This warm temperature creates suitable condition for plant growth and variety of animal species to live there. The condition of rainforest made it can harboured higher diversity of organism than any other terrestrial biome....   [tags: diversity, deforestation, insects]

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Nomads of the Rainforest Evolving in the Ethnosphere

- Change is inevitable. Cultures around the world have been evolving over time and deeply entrenched traditions have passed from generation to generation. However, with the evolution of technology and the homogenization of our “smaller” world, many traditions have been discarded or minimized and our ethnic differences have dissipated. Wade Davis (2007) is troubled by the idea that a quest for power is destroying the unique expression of the human spirit across the globe while Thomas Sowell (1990) considers cultural change as a dynamic process that evolves from things that prove effective over time and those that don’t disappear....   [tags: culture, change, conduct, traditions]

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Deforestation of The Amazon Rainforest

- Brazil holds the global warming issue in the palms of its hands and the government of the world’s fifth-largest economy doesn’t seem to care. A recent article featured on usatoday.com states that the destruction of the Amazon rainforest rose 28% from August 2012 to July 2013 after 4 straight years of decline (Sibaja, 2013). I’m sure this may surprise some people because of the widespread concern of global warming and the affect it may have on future generations, but I don’t think the Brazilian government cares or is going to care unless another global superpower (France, Germany, China, United Kingdom, or the United States) presents some form of regulation and oversight to minimalize the em...   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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Personal Narrative : The Last Rainforest

- When I was a little girl, one of my favorite movies that my father and I would watch together was, “Ferngully The Last Rainforest”. That movie was so captivating that it kindled my passion for the planet and brought forth my “save the rainforest” mentality. All my life, I always had an affinity for the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. I felt I needed to play a role in the prosperity of the environment. In college, I studied graphic design so I can convey messages to others through aesthetics....   [tags: Natural environment, Environment]

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The Rainforest: More Than an Ecosystem

-   An ecosystem is a community of all organisms in a given area, and the physical environment which they interact with. On the land there are terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, grasslands or rain forests; and in the water there are freshwater and marine ecosystems such as lakes and, say, coral reef. The rain forest is an energetic ecosystem. This means that the rain forest vegetation grows quickly and when dead, decomposes extremely quickly. Rain forest biome is very complex. It includes a myriad of different species of plants and animals that are all adapted to rain, and lots of it....   [tags: organisms, physical environment]

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Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest

- In South America lies the largest and most wondrous rainforest in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. This 1.4 billion acre forest represents over half of the planets remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most bio-diverse tract of rainforest in the world. Ten percent of all known species on the planet are found in this rain forest, most of which have yet to be discovered. For the past century, the Amazon has been gradually decreasing in size due to agricultural expansion, ranching, infrastructure projects, energy exploration and illegal logging....   [tags: illegal logging, deforestation, tropical forest]

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Deforestation of The Amazon Rainforest

- The Amazon rainforest is perhaps the richest collection of plant and animals diversity in the world. It recycles rainfall from coastal regions to the continental interior, providing water for Brazil’s inland agriculture. Big industries like Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, and Cargill have established industrial soy plantations in Brazil that are taking over large plots of land in the Amazon rainforest (Food for Thought). Soy has been popularized in the past decade as a healthy protein substitute for the restricted diets of vegetarians and vegans....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

- Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest: Human degradation and its consequences Deforestation is a word that displays an image of cruelty against nature. In any language, and on every continent, the word deforestation is frowned upon by all social classes, however why it is still happening. The consequences of this act that involves human beings willing to cut down trees, burning plants, and destroy habitats of animals are just actions to satisfy some human being. The Amazon rainforest covers various countries where 60% is in Brazil, and 13% in Peru, and produces 20% of total oxygen in the world....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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Deforestation In The Amazon Rainforest

- Introduction: Deforestation is the clearing of a forest and/or cutting down of trees for human benefits such as agriculture, wood exports, etc. Deforestation is the cause of numerous environmental impacts such as habitat loss, flooding and soil erosion. It can also cause climate change, by reducing the amount of rainfall and changing the amount of sunlight reflected from Earth’s surface and increases the risk of forest . Tree growth is important for biodiversity because they absorb carbon dioxide which is a harmful greenhouse gas ....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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The Destruction of the Rainforest

- The Destruction of the Rainforest The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of the destruction of the rainforest. In my paper I discuss many aspects of the rainforest. I explain what the rainforests are, and give a brief summary of the importance of the rainforests. I also give a description of the destruction of the rainforest, and how a person can help to save the rainforest. The rainforests are disappearing acres per minute, a number that grows so quickly it would be impossible to cite here because it would be outdated within a week....   [tags: Environment Environmental Science]

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What´s a Tropical Rainforest

- Tropical Rainforest: A tropical rainforest is a humid, moist biome located near the Earth’s equator, with the world’s largest rainforest being in South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. Rainforests collect from 60 to 160 inches of rainfall throughout the year, with the constant humidity and moisture within the rainforest creates the perfect biome for tropical condition thriving plants and animals. One of the world’s best environments for biodiversity are the tropical rainforests, they contain 15 million species of plants and animals....   [tags: biodiversity, animals, deciduous forest]

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Protecting the Daintree Rainforest

- 1. Destroying the habitat of different plants and animals, they no longer have a place to live. Their food source and nutrients are taken away and have nowhere else to go. These organisms will die out and there will be a loss in the diversity of that ecosystem. That ecosystem can then start to crumble as the habitats are taken away and the plants and animals have no home. With no habitat in which the organisms can live in, there is going to be very little diversity. 2. a) The Daintree rainforest at Cape Tribulation, in far north Queensland is diverse in many ways....   [tags: Ecology]

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Sustainability in Indonesia´s Rainforest

- The concept of ‘Just Sustainability’ incorporates not only environmental sustainability but also a need to strive towards social justice and equity. According to Agyeman sustainability is “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.” (Agyeman et al. 2003 as cited in Agyeman 2005: 43) Both the desire for sustainability and development can be cause for many social justice and human equity issues, but in order to fulfil the idea of ‘Just Sustainability,’ all of these things need to be taken into account....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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Puerto Rico: Tropical Rainforest

- PUERTO RICO Puerto Rico has many diffrent clothes,foods, houses and languges as we do. Once you have finished reading this report on Puerto Rico, you will find out how much diffrent and unigue things they have. Puerto Ricans clothing in the past were way diffrent from the things we wear today. Some people have had to go naked before. Married women would waer garments and cotton skirts which is also known as "naguas". Men and women would paint there body with body paints and dacorated there bodys with jewerly made of feathers, rocks, bones, shells, and corals....   [tags: catholics, language, culture]

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The Rainforest and Deforestataion

- WHY ARE RAINFORESTS IMPORTANT. Rainforests are important to the global ecosystem. Rainforests: ? provide a home to many plants and animals, ? help stabilize the world's climate, ? protect against flood, drought, and erosion, ? are a source for medicines and foods, ? support tribal people, and ? are an interesting place to visit RAINFORESTS HELP STABILIZE CLIMATE Rainforests help stabilize the world's climate by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is believed to contribute to climate change through global warming....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Technology and the Rainforest

- With all the technological advancements, the rain forest has been greatly effected. Not only have the trees been cut down but also there have positive aspects to the technology concerning this precious resource. Peter White, a chief writer for National Geographic magazine once said, " The tropical rain forest may well be nature’s chief liberty of experience from which all of humanity can learn, not only how to do things but also what a vast variety of things may be possible"(24). We all can learn from this for, the rain forest is a key to our environment and with all the technology destroying it and barely replacing it we all should think about what is happening and what can be do...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tropical Rainforest Biomes

- Tropical rainforests have been around for approximately 400 million years (Knight, 2004: para.1), they inhibit about 50% of all the living things on Earth including flora and fauna (RFUS, 2014: para.2). They also produce 40% of the Earth’s oxygen (Schaffner, 2010: para.3), although these rainforests only take up 6-7% of the Earth’s land surface; they are referred as ‘The Lungs of the Earth’ (SYW, 2010: para.2) Location Tropical rainforests are found in the area between the Tropic of Cancer (23.5° N latitude) and the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5° S latitude) (EL 2014: para.1)....   [tags: climate, fauna, oxygen]

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Logging the Rainforest

- Logging the Rainforest A recipe for local and global disaster Industrial logging is the main cause of forest loss throughout the tropics. It is the starting point of a process leading to the forests' final destruction and substitution by agricultural crops, cattle raising or monoculture tree plantations. These are well known facts supported by more than sufficient evidence. Even more importantly, industrial logging destroys the livelihoods of forest and forest-dependent peoples who, deprived of the resources they depend on, become poor....   [tags: science]

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The Impacts of Deforestation in the Tropical Rainforest

- The Impacts of Deforestation in the Tropical Rainforest Deforestation is having an effect on all tropical rainforests. This is not just negative effects but also some very positive effects from the deforestation of the rainforests. From deforestation there are many problems that can be caused by this, environmental, social, economic and political issues all from the destruction of the rainforests across the world. There has been dramatic deforestation across the world for some time now and many of the Earths natural forests have been cleared or degraded so that they can be used for other purposes....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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What Role Does the Amazon Rainforest Play in the World?

- People have been trying to find out what role does the Amazon rainforest plays.Also there are many shifts of climate in the Amazon rainforest. Each year 28 million acres of land is burned,and cutted down causing deforestation. Killing many living species in that process.If this continues,then very many plants,and animals are going instinct in areas. The oil productions can hurt the rainforest.It says” in 2003 an oil pipline that runs through the amazon rainforest in Ecuador.”So we can see that there was a pipline going through the rainforest.That oil pipline was causeing irreparable damage to the Amazon rain forest....   [tags: deforestation, hunting, extinction]

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A Fault Of Globalization And Its Effects On Our Lives, Culture, And Land Being Turned Around

- A Fault in Globalization As American’s we take for granted the right of being recognized and the right to ownership. In the Amazon there 663 people who are not recognized in their country and have little rights when it comes to ownership. To further this, the Kayapo have rights and own their land, but this is not respected. The Kayapo people are having to face the change of their lives, culture, and land being turned around. The Kayapo are a group of indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil....   [tags: Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest]

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The World 's Largest Pharmacy

- Overview Rainforests are a critical part of our environment. They not only provide oxygen for humans, homes for animals and approximately two-thirds of the known plant species on earth but they are also carbon sinks. Rainforests are truly magical places, so magical that scientist have yet to discover how to recreate one. They manage erosion and flooding, supply consistent rainfall and play an important role in global warming. Tropical rainforests are often called "jewels of the Earth" as well as the "world 's largest pharmacy”....   [tags: Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest, Deforestation]

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Reducing Emissions From Destruction And Deforestation

- One example of conservation efforts is the group, Reducing Emissions from Destruction and Deforestation (REDD), which prides itself in coming up with solutions for reducing carbon emissions and works with government agencies to push forth these ideas. In recent years, REDD has proposed the following solution to the growing climate change problem: “Given this likely policy landscape, nations can use ILPAs to reduce emissions in two ways: first, create new ILPAs in areas facing deforestation risk now and in the foreseeable future; second, strengthen the management of existing ILPAs to reduce ongoing deforestation within and surrounding their borders (Rickets 1).” ILPA’s, or Indigenous Lands an...   [tags: Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest, Deforestation]

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Tragedy of Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

- The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is the world largest rainforest with over 30 million different species of plants, animals and insects. The rainforest used to cover of the earths surface but today only covers . This is mainly because some parts of the forest are being rapidly deforested because the forest is so useful to so many people. Deforestation provides benefits for many different companies which wish to make large amounts of money. Also Brazil owes large amount of Depts....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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The Effects Of Deforestation On The Indigenous People

- Indigenous People Gay (2000) found tropical rainforest to be the home of some 50 million indigenous people, making up more than 1,000 distinct groups (p. 19). Each group has its own unique way of life. Deforestation is the cause of numerous severe impacts to these people. The indigenous people of the rainforest depend on the forest for their survival. Many of these people are hunters and gatherers. Extensive logging has made it more and more difficult for these people to live in traditional ways....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Tropical rainforest]

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The Effects of Losing Rainforest

- According to the article satellite images reflect that the Amazon rainforest is diminishing at an enormous rate. About 10,000 square miles of this beautiful forest is being lost to pastures for grazing, soybean plantations, and illegal logging. Since the year before there has been a forty percent increase in the deforestation of the Amazon forest. The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest. They expect this horrible trend to only become worse. Some conclude that if the forest is not protected that it will be wiped out in only eighty years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tragedy of Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

- Of all of the issues that effect the planet Earth from a Global Change standpoint, one of the most visible and highly publicized is the issue of rainforest destruction. The loss of this emerald on the planet's crown will end life as we know it, if something is not done... * Rain forests are shrinking at a rate of 100 acres per minute... There are primarily three activities which are causing rainforest destruction: agriculture, logging, and mining. Agriculture Agriculture is an absolute necessity for human life on Earth to continue....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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Medicinal Uses of Rainforest Plants

- Medicinal Uses of Rainforest Plants It is estimated that nearly half of the world's estimated 10 million species of plants, animals, and micro-organisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation. Rainforest plants are complex chemical storehouses that contain many undiscovered compounds which are a vital part for the growth and development of the world. Therefore, we can only gain access and knowledge to these materials if we study and conserve the species that contain them....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Aldo Leopold 's The Land Ethic

- The United States has always been known as the home of the brave and the land of the free. We tend to think of our country as dominant, advanced, and stable, however, “every year one American produces over 3,285 pounds of hazardous waste.” The total population in the United States is around 300,000,000 people, and so, if we calculate the number of Americans living in the United States and the number of pounds each American produces, the total of hazardous waste is around 925,500,000,000 pounds. Not only is the hazardous waste dumped in what already are homes to many species, but the species themselves suffer harsh repercussions such as toxic poisoning and inability of mating....   [tags: Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest, Brazil]

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Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

- This assignment is based on Key Idea 2: Problems can arise when one group pursues its own interests to the detriment of others. Deforestation in the Amazon has led to conflicting interests in the Amazon region. Potentially it can affect societies worldwide through global warming. In this assignment, I will agree or disagree with the following hypothesis: 'Deforestation in the Amazon benefits some people at the moment. It also causes problems for other people, both in Brazil and the rest of the world.' In order to draw up a conclusion to the hypothesis, I will be looking at the different types of developments, which have already taken place in Br...   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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People Destroying The Amazon Rainforest

- People Destroying The Amazon Rainforest The tropical rainforests are found in the hot, wet climate, which is found throughout much of the land that lies between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Altogether, tropical rainforests cover about seven per cent of the Earths land, which adds up to the same size land area of the USA. [IMAGE] Some parts of the worlds are particularly rich in rainforests. The Amazon basin has the largest block of rainforests in the world, with 6 million square km of them....   [tags: Papers]

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Ending Destruction of the Rainforest

- Ending Destruction of the Rainforest As destruction of the rainforest continues, man slowly paves the inevitable path to a clear end. It has been known that the rainforest is an essential provider for the balance of the mother earth and that it acts as a key for life as we know it. Yet, the world still decides to quietly watch the disappearance. In fact, most people realize what exactly is taking place. But however, instead of trying to aid in the termination of this disaster. They place this into the back of their ignorant little minds thinking that it will not directly effect them....   [tags: Papers]

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Helping to Save the Rainforest

- Helping to Save the Rainforest  “Save the Rainforest.”  “Don’t bungle the jungle.”  We’ve all heard these sayings time and time again, but when we are at the store, about to purchase a nice entertainment center for our TVs and stereos, “How can we be sure that our money is supporting our social and political concerns?”  (Stark 1)  Our efforts to save the rainforest aren’t as clear as they may seem.  It is difficult to tell where wood comes from and where it is produced.  “There isn’t a way for the individual to identify a good wood from the bad, well-managed forests from ill managed, both domestically and tropically,” said Scott Landis, President of the Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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Rainforest Destruction and Sociological Effects

- The natural resource of wood is being used at an unsustainable rate, with minimal effort to change societal views on the depletion of this valuable natural resource. Much of the wood we use today comes from old-growth tropical forests, and in many regions it is harvested illegally. Recently in England, it was revealed that the major department store, Marks&Spencers, made much of its garden furniture out of Nyato wood which was logged illegally from Indonesian rainforests. Looking at this problem from a micro-level orientation, we can clearly see how the actions of individuals in both Britain and Indonesia affect one another....   [tags: Sociology]

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The End Of The Spear

- Did Nate Saint die at “the end of the spear” in the jungles of Ecuador in 1956 because he was an unsafe pilot and pushed beyond the limits of both himself and his aircraft in an unfamiliar environment. Did he properly analyze the risk and manage it prior to his final flight into the word’s largest tropical rainforest with unparalleled biodiversity. By all means, he was a safe pilot by evidence that he safety landed a single-engine Piper PA-14 “Family Cruiser” aircraft on a narrow beach next to a river, deep in the jungles of the Amazon basin where no-one from our world had ever been....   [tags: Amazon Rainforest, Rainforest]

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Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest

- Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is a major global environmental issue, which only the Brazilian government can solve I have been asked to write an assignment arguing the hypothesis above. In my assignment I am going to argue both sides of the hypothesis. I will then write my own opinion and conclusion of the hypothesis. Deforestation occurs when people cut down trees and replace that land with cattle ranches and farms in effect reducing the size of the forest....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest

- Yanomamo: People of the Rainforest Located in the Amazon Basin of Southern Venezuela and Northern Brazil, the Yanomamo are an indigenous group numbering close to 23,000. They utilize slash and burn horticulture, hunting and gathering to survive within their ecosystem. Napoleon Chagnon termed the group, “fierce people”, citing their numerous disputes within non-allied villages. Aside from their periodic warfare, they have managed to build and sustain their unique culture through adaptations to their environment for generations....   [tags: Culture Essays Venezuela Essays]

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Modern Day America And Its Effects On The Middle Of A Rainforest

- Imagine yourself in the middle of a rainforest, listen to the sounds around you, smell the fresh air, hear the wildlife; take that image and get rid of the trees around you, the sounds of wildlife, and the smell of fresh air. Instead of a rainforest you are now in the middle of a seemingly endless sea of trash and waste. The fresh scent in the air gone, the sprawling land of greenery and trees gone, and the sounds of the forest is reduced to the sound of heavy machinery trying vainly to reduce trash into smaller more compact waste....   [tags: Recycling, Carbon dioxide, Soil, Waste management]

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The Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan

- The Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan (the Plan) is designed to protect the biodiversity of the region; “[it] covers the Australian Government’s Border Ranges North and South (Queensland and New South Wales) Biodiversity Hotspot”. (2010) This essay will detail the findings of a policy risk assessment on a proposed management option put forward for the protection of the Border Ranges biodiversity that is “76%…. private land”. (2010) However first of all a brief typology of the categories of risk will be presented along with a brief discussion of selected instruments....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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rainforest destruction

- Rainforest Destruction Rainforests cover less than two percent of the Earth’s surface yet they are home to some forty to fifty percent of all life forms on our planet: as many as 30 million species of plants, animals and insects. The Rainforests are quite simply, the richest, oldest most productive and most complex ecosystems on earth. As biologist Norman Myers says, “Rainforests are the finest celebration of nature ever known on the planet and never before has nature’s greatest orchestration been so threatened.” The Rainforests are very important to the world for many reasons, most of them being very simple....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rainforest Proposal

- Dear Brazilian Government, I recently attended a fascinating conference on resource use in the rainforest. I felt like I had to write this letter. I believe I have a way to solve the rainforest problems. We all just have to work together. Okay, first of all the government leaders already gave the rubber tappers and Native Amazonians land reserves. Which gave the government more land the long lost native amazonians. But the Rubber Tappers and the Native Amazonians fell they have always been the first to be in the rainforest and should get most and but all the land....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tropical Rainforest Destruction

- Tropical Rainforest Destruction Introduction “In the minute that it takes you to read this page, a piece of tropical rainforest the size of 10 city blocks will vanish forever” (Lewis, 1990, pg 40). Rainforests around the world are being destroyed at such rates, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. The rainforests are “home to over half of all living things [and]…cover less than 7 percent of the land surface of the globe” (Lewis, 1990, pg 14). This paper analyzes tropical rainforest destruction from many different perspectives because there are several contributing factors to the destruction of rainforests....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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Cutting Down the Brazilian Rainforest Is Wrong

- Cutting down the Brazilian rainforest is not a morally just thing to do. Not only does leave the soil sterile and cut the land used for crops’ life in half, but it also eliminates the opportunity for new medicines to be found, new plants to use for treatment in the medical field, and petroleum substitutes to be collected and used, just to name a few. In addition, the presence of the rainforest helps protect us from global warming and keeps some of the rarest and beneficial animals and their homes alive....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Global Warming Is A Big Issue On The Earth

- The topic I choose is Global Warming. Global warming is a big issue on the earth. This is the issue that I am most worry about, because If we don’t do something right now, then is going to be too late. When I am in trips with my family there is always a place where people contaminate our environment and that make me feel bad. In the Amazons in Brazil, they have a very big deforestation issues. Claim; Although you only one person cannot, you can still help and participate in saving the rainforest for many reasons....   [tags: Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Tropical rainforest]

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We Must Save the Brazilian Rainforest

-     The Brazilian Rainforest is one of the most unique, vast, and diverse regions of the world. To get a general idea of the diversity of the Rainforest, it makes up a total of one-third of the world forests (more than four million square kilometers), it contains half of the total number of named species in the world (eighty-thousand plant species, 1,500 fish species, and one-forth of the 8,600 bird species), and is the world largest holder of genes (Library 138-139). To say the least, the Brazilian Rainforest is one of the most important natural resources we, as humans, know....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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Rainforest Depletion: Adverse Effects on the Environment

- Missing Charts Rainforest Depletion: Adverse Effects on the Environment Introduction The depletion of tropical rainforests by third world countries, as well as by American industry, has been a growing area of concern for many environmental organizations. Animal rights activists are livid at the frightening rate in which species are becoming extinct in these regions. Conservationists argue that the foliage is disappearing at rates that replanting programs will never be able to compete with....   [tags: Geology]

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Great Bear Rainforest

- Great Bear Rainforest The controversy over logging, and more specifically clearcutting, is not a new issue in America. Ever since the 1920's and 1930's, when this nation started to become conscious of conservation, citizens have weighed the consequences of logging. Critics have questioned whether the increase in jobs, tax dollars, and economic growth was worth the destruction of forest lands. Regardless of what they believe today, the logging industry had become so efficient that by the late 1980's nearly 100,000 acres of federal land had been clearcut since the industry began....   [tags: British Columbia Nature Wilderness Papers]

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Rainforest’s Wildlife Demonstrates Earth’s Eight Evolutionary Stages

- ... In this weather, plants began to develop rough leaves. This age of evolutionary growth is fascinating because it marks the birth of seed producing plants as well as the emergence of trees and shrubs during the Jurassic Period. The weather was warmer in the Jurassic Period, thus palm-like plants and gymnosperms flourished. The Age of the Angiosperms: This age refers to the history of the flowering of plants (flora), during the Early Cretaceous. Although the origins of these flowering plants are unknown, About 120 million years ago, when Gondwana split into its western and eastern regions, primitive flowering plants flourished in two different streams....   [tags: conifers, pteridphytes, angiosperms]

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Papua New Guinea Lowland Tropical Rainforest, One Landscape, Different Perspectives

- For thousands of years, Papua New Guinea’s affluent terrestrial vegetations have provided the habitat and the patronage elements that were essential for the survival of the Papuan people (Map I) (Worldatlas.com, 2012) (Nicholls, 2004). The diversity of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) terrestrial vegetation are portrayed in beach grasses, located along coastal lines, moving inland towards lowland tropical rainforest (LTF), and ending with mountaintops’ alpine forests (Table I) (Nicholls, 2004). PNG’s lowland tropical rainforest dominates large portions of the country’s landscape, and it is considered to be the richest region in biodiversity, timber, and minerals (Swartzendruber, 1993)....   [tags: Geography ]

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Brazil Must Stop the Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest

- Deforestation is the cutting down and burning of trees. The Brazilian government has let deforestation to take place in the Amazon rainforest because it carries lots of investments into Brazil; mostly by multi-national companies (MNCs).Also deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has bought factories, power stations and work for people of Brazil. The deforestation of rainforest areas has improved the infrastructure of Brazil, many highways and roads have been made for the transportation of wood....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]

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The Tropical Rainforests of the World

- The Tropical Rainforests of the World In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Another topic being discussed is the many different types of rainforest species and their uniqueness from the rest of the world....   [tags: Rainforests Environmental Nature Essays]

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Human Zoos: The Six Pygmies from Africa

- Shorter Isn’t Subhuman “The year was 1906. This was a pygmy, brought to America as a novelty to be put on display in the monkey house [...] They chased him about the grounds all day, howling, jeering, and yelling. Some of them poked him in the ribs, others tripped him up, all laughed at him” (The “Pygmies”). William McGee, an American showman and anthropologist, opened the world’s first Human Zoo. He wanted to feature people who he depicted as exotic or unusual. Among all of the people that McGee brought to this Human Zoo, the six Pygmies from Africa stood out to the white customers....   [tags: caged animals, rainforest, shorter]

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Brazil's Environmentally Effective Use of Electricity

- ... Rivers are being diverted and roads are being paved to create space for these massive dams. Canals and channels are being constructed to allow passage of boats and ships to gather water. Blocks of concrete are laid across rivers which provide 20% of the world’s fresh water. The dams will take up over 6,470 square kilometers of forests and fields, approximately the size of six Hong Kongs. Additionally, as the rainforest is flooded to create space for the dams rot in the water, stumps of trees sticking out of the water release carbon dioxide, and the vegetation that decomposes releases methane, a gas whose greenhouse effect is 25x worst than that of carbon dioxide....   [tags: rainforest, consumer, climate]

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Reasons for the Expansion of Deforestation

- ... Deforestation is bringing consequences and negative effects to the world. Now that 70-80% of the world species are located in the tropical rainforest, the loss of species will be greatly affected by deforestation. ("Effects of Deforestation," n.d.).By this living creatures are losing their habitats and its leading to the extinction of species. Its been estimated that around 50 to 100 types of animals are lost each day.This brings as a consequence for medical researchers who depend on animals and plants for hunting and medicine....   [tags: agricultural activities, rainforest]

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Palm Oil Industry and Its Effects on the Indigenous Pleople of Ecuador

- Rainforests are the most diverse biomes on the earth. The rainforest house many different species and support the lives of the indigenous tribes who depend on the forests for habitat, food, and way of life. The palm oil companies are spreading to many parts of the world, taking out regions of the forest in order to make room for their palm oil plantations. Palm oil is found in 50% of products we use every day from items like shampoo and conditioner to the food we eat (Rainforest Rescue 2013). If the rain forests are fragmented too much, not only will it cause the species to possibly go extinct but it will cause issues with tribes like the Waorani, who are nomadic and depend on the forest for...   [tags: rainforest, waorani, environment, poverty]

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The Forest Children: Mbuti Pygmy Tribe

- The Forests Children- Mbuti In our worlds history there has been many different types of cultures that have defined entire races of people. Each of these cultures has shaped communities and people into who we are today. One culture that I would like to discuss is the Mbuti Pygmy tribe. Sometimes called “Bambuti,” they are one of several indigious pygmy groups in Africa who can be compared to the Ju/’hounsi. The Mbuti are considered the truest of the “Pygmies” because their average human height is 5 feet 1 inch....   [tags: culture, rainforest, hunting]

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The Role of the Netherlands on Illegal Deforestation in the Amazon by Importing Brazilian Beef

- Introduction containing a) background to the research problem, b) references to empirical literature on what is known about the subject, c) references to empirical ‘gaps‘ (no or little information, bad information, etc.), d) references to the research relevance, and e) clear and well formulated research question(s) (500 words) Brazil’s economy is growing rapidly. The country has gained the sixt position of the world’s largest economy in the world (Boekhout van Solinge & Kuijpers, 2013: 209). The expanding cattle industry plays an important role for their economic growth....   [tags: cattle, economy, resources, rainforest]

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The Deforestation of the Ecuadorian Amazon

- ... The removal of the soil roughly occurs at the same rate soil is formed. But 'accelerated' soil erosion, is a far more recent problem. The result is mankind's unwise actions, such as overgrazing or unsuitable cultivation practices” (Collins, 2001). Recent studies link deforestation to the accelerating soil erosion process and to the leaching of naturally occurring mercury (Mainville, et al., 2006). The acceleration of soil erosion then leads to land infertility affecting local and worldwide (Pimentel, et al....   [tags: rainforest, biodiversity, erosion]

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Deforestation of the Amazon

- The Amazon Rainforest is located south from the Equator. It passes through nine different countries, but 60% is located on Brazil. The Amazon River is 4000 miles long; this is about the same distance that separates New York from Berlin. The size of the Amazon Rainforest is 2.3 million square miles this is equivalent area to 2/3 of the U.S. The largest reservoir of fresh water is on the Amazon. 1/5 of all flowing water from the planet is located here, as well as the largest biodiversity hotspot....   [tags: brazil, rainforest, global warming]

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Biome in Danger

- Image if you will, a world will no trees. If you can’t then image a world filled with smog, unnecessary and undeveloped abandoned buildings like in a metro/futuristic movie, and uncontrollable diseases that are rampant and may have be curable from plants we haven’t researched yet. The failing biome I want to introduce is the tropical rainforest and one of its major concerns which is deforestation. Without the forests, the previous images I gave would most likely happen and will be permanent because whether we notice them or not, trees, big and small are everywhere and they’re most likely not there for privacy or decoration....   [tags: the Amazon tropical rainforest]

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Solving Deforestation And Its Effects On Our Lives

- Solving Deforestation The problem Have you ever had this feeling that everything in our lives could be coming to a halt in the near future. Well, that very well could be the situation here in the near future with the human race cutting down all the trees. We are a race that always is taking and never really thinking about what its effects are until it is too late. According to United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization said, “On average, there are about 18 million acres cut down of rainforests each year, or about the size of the country of Panama” (Bradford)....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Deforestation, Tree, Rainforest]

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My Personal Niche Of A Botanist Studying Endangered Plants Within A Tropical Rain Forest

- Every species has a unique ecosystem in which it lives. In order to survive, the habitat is where the organisms’ survival needs of food, water, shelter and place to breed is met. According to our reading this week, habitats and niche are terms used to discuss the interaction of individual organisms in populations, and groups of organisms in communities and ecosystems including humans because we are organisms living in the ecosystem also. (Ireland, K. 2013). Each living thing has their own specific habitat and niche, where they live and how their job contributes to their habitat....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Tropical rainforest, Life]

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Deforestation Is Becoming A Major Problem

- On earth, the forest takes up 31 percent. “ Some 46-58 thousand square miles of forest are lost each year this is equivalent to 48 football fields every minute(WWF).” Over time most of the forests that exist are getting smaller and smaller every day. Once these forests are gone, they will be gone forever. Deforestation is becoming a major problem throughout the world. When comes deforestations comes with organisms losing their ecosystem, the fast depletion of the natural resources,the imbalance of the climate and global warming increasing....   [tags: Rainforest, Forest, Global warming, Tropics]

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Deforestation And Its Effects On The Climate, Wildlife, And Human Civilization

- Air, food, and water are the basic needs to sustain human life. And where do they come from. - the environment. The environment, just like our bodies, can take a certain amount of stress or abuse before something breaks or is thrown out of balance. Some of the time, environmental abuse is done by humans intentionally to gain wealth. One of these abuses is called deforestation. Deforestation, the act of intentionally cutting or burning all trees in a specific area, can have catastrophic effects in a localized area and all around the world....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Oxygen, Human, Rainforest]

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Enterprise Resource Planning System

- Rainforest started 10 years ago in a small warehouse staffing five employees, creating specialty widgets for its clients. Dedication to delivering the best possible experience for its customers has allowed Rainforest to grow substantially with retail outlets in 22 different states within the U.S. The recent acquisition of XYZ widgets, an online widget retailer, has poised Rainforest to expand into a global market. The acquisition and consolidation of two software of two software systems, including the expansion into a global market will present a challenge to the leadership of Rainforest, but these challenges can be handled in an effective and efficient manner using an ERP (Enterprise Resour...   [tags: Software Systems, Global Market, Rainforest]

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Beyond The Tribe - Original Writing

- Beyond The Tribe Introduction “We are Awá. We don’t want to live in cities. We want to live here. We have much courage, but we need you close to us. We don’t want anything…but to live as we live and be who we are. We just want to be Awá.” (Holloway) These are the desperate words spoken from Awá tribe member, Piraí. The Awá-Guajá come from the Amazon forests of Brazil. They live at peace within themselves and live the lives of nomads. Approximately 300 members survive, and 100 of them have no contact with the outside world....   [tags: Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous peoples]

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