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    Brazilian Amazon Deforestation

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    Duncan, Emma. All creatures great and small. The Economist Sep 14, 2013; Vol. 408 (8853): 3.
    And Brazil's conversion: Trees of knowledge. The Economist Sep 14, 2013; Vol. 408 (8853): 13.
    Answer following questions:
    •Why did the Paragominas support their mayor?
    Address the following in your answer:
    •What level of biodiversity does the Brazilian Amazon support?
    •What is deforestation and why is it practiced?
    •How does deforestation affect the Brazilian Amazon?
    •What is the history behind the fight against deforestation? Who spoke out against it? What role did the population of Brazil play in changing Paragomias from a logging town to a site of environmental protection?
    •What role did the Brazilian federal environmental police play and how were they appointed initially?
    •How do education and technology play a role in reducing deforestation in Brazil?

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    •Why did the Paragominas support their mayor?

    Paragominas is an area in the Brazilian Amazon. The Brazilian government had initially encouraged the residents of Paragominas to cut the trees in the forest; its mayor, Adnan Demachki, on the other hand, fought against deforestation. In 2008, Demachki had requested that the federal environmental police confiscate trucks filled with logs that had been cut illegally. The Paragominas supported their mayor as they understood that the destruction of the forest and environment might lead to the destruction of humans. The Amazon rainforests contain much of the diversity on earth, and the loss of the forests could be detrimental to the future of humans.

    •What level of biodiversity does the Brazilian Amazon support?

    The Brazilian Amazon supports a high level of biodiversity. Brazil comprises approximately 63% of the Amazon area. Approximately 50% of the plant and animal species are believed to exist in the Amazonian rainforest.

    •What is deforestation and why is it practiced?

    Deforestation is the permanent elimination of forests. Deforestation is practiced so that the trees in the forest can be used for timber, or in order to make the land that was occupied by the forest usable for other purposes, such as human habitation and farming.

    •How does deforestation affect the Brazilian Amazon?

    Over the years, as trees are chopped for timber or burned for human habitation or farming, the Brazilian Amazon forest area has decreased by 19%. Since the Brazilian Amazon is home to many species of animals, deforestation puts species of life forms at risk. When forests are cleared, and the remaining areas of forest are divided into smaller and smaller portions, life forms perish due to the dehydration of the forest. In order to survive, some life forms need the full range of the forest.

    •What is the history behind ...

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