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Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest

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What are the issues or potential problems in reference to deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest?
What are the environmental implications of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest?
Can the area be conserved through wise use or should segments be preserved without any use?

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This solution offers a brief look at the cause of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, issues/potential problems caused by deforestation, environmental implications of deforestation, and how best to proceed with preservation efforts. It also includes helpful links to consult for further information.

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Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest presents a variety of problems and implications. Understanding the cause of deforestation provides the first step in effective management. Much of the clearing has occurred due to agricultural business. Farms are attempting to increase in order to meet market demand for beef and soy. The increased production of these items positively impact the local economy. However, the rapid deforestation ...

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