Amazon Rainforest is Now on Fire
So what happened to the Amazon Rainforest?
Why #PrayForTheAmazon #SaveAmazon #SaveAmazonRainforest is trending on twitter?
Amazon rainforest “The Lungs of The Earth” is now burning for three weeks.. Yes, it took 3 weeks before the media make it live stream..
Brazil declared a state of emergency over the rising number of fires in the region. According to Reuter, almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil’s space research center, INPE. Having an 83% increase from 2018 and the highest number on record since 2013.
Amazon Rainforest also known as “Amazonia” Produces 20% of Earth’s oxygen.
The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and France (French Guiana). Four nations have “Amazonas” as the name of one of their first-level administrative regions
Amazonian Rainforest have unparalleled biodiversity. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.
2.5 million insect species
16,000 tree species
were classified in the region
Billions of trees, plants,animals, insects inhabited the area..
and now a lot of them is gone because of the fire.These wonderful creations now burned to ashes.
What is the cause of the fire in the Amazon?
The Government allowed the farmers to slash-and-burn the Amazon Rainforest for firewood.and because July and August — the onset of the dry season — in the Area d with “activity” peaking by early September and stopping by mid-November, it helps spread the fire and its now burning continuously for 17 days.
But according to rumors it is deliberated because the Amazon Tribe wins lawsuit against the Big Oil Companies.
How can we help save Amazon?How can we help to Stop The Fire?
Donate to Rainforest Action Network to protect an acre of the Amazonian rainforest.
Donate to the Rainforest Trust to help buy land in the rainforest. Since 1988, the organization has saved over 23 million acres and counting.
Reduce your paper and wood consumption. Double-check with Rainforest Alliance that what you’re buying is rainforest-safe. You can also purchase rainforest safe products from the alliance’s site.
The World Wide Fund for Nature works to protect the countless species in the Amazon and around the world.
Ecosia.org is a search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches you run.
Explore Change.org petitions. A lawyer in Rio Branco has accumulated over 77,000 of his 150,000 signature goal to mobilize an investigation into the Amazonian fires.
Donate to Amazon Watch, an organization that protects the rainforest, defends indigenous rights and works to address climate change.
Donate to the Amazon Conservation Team, which works to fight climate change, protect the Amazon and empower indigenous peoples.
Amazon Conservation accepts donations (which can be tax deductible) and lists exactly what your money goes toward. You can help plant trees, sponsor education, protect habitats, buy a solar panel, preserve indigenous lands and more.
Contact your elected officials and make your voice heard.
Let’s help save Amazon
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