Deforestation effects on Wildlife

Question that focuses my discussion is: How does deforestation affect the wildlife that live in the Amazon?

The Amazon rain-forest is the largest rain-forest on earth and home to about 30% of the worlds species of animals, with 427 mammals, 1,300 birds, 378 reptiles and more than 400 amphibians. Deforestation is destroying the homes for all of these species’ and even though we all know it is happening we are still not really doing anything to stop it. One artist Ganesh P.Acharya has done a series of artworks called “Sanctuary Asia- When the wood go, wildlife goes”. Although the images are harsh and gory  they need to be in order to get peoples attention. We not only need to get peoples attention about this issue we also need to start doing something to stop deforestation in the Amazon. If we keep cutting down the Amazon at the rate we are it will all be gone in 100 years, it seems like a long time but it really isn’t. And once the Amazon is gone all of these different species will also be lost forever.

 

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