Questions about the rainforests
How can we tell people to stop destroying rainforests?
What types of jobs do the people who live in the rainforest do?
What types of cultures of people can you find?
What are the most bizarre animals you would find in the rainforest?
What is the largest rainforest in the world?
What is the most dangerous animal in the rainforest?
All interesting questions. You might try writing to these experts for
Rainforest Action Network, 300 Broadway, Suite 28, San Francisco, CA 94133
World Resources Institute, 1735 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
There are many strange plants and animals in rainforests, giant insects, giant
snakes, giant sloths, etc., but in some people's opinion, the human being is
the most bizarre and dangerous animal there.
There are people who live by
hunting animals, gathering plants, and growing small plots, and other people
who live by ranching cattle, cutting timber, tending orchards and plantations,
and other commercial enterprises. Some of the most dangerous are miners for
gold and precious gems who live by the law of the gun. The situation in the
rainforests is very similar to the westward expansion of the United States
during the 19th Century. Some control over the exploitation of natural
resources was accomplished in the Unite States by citizen advocates for
wilderness preservation, such as John Muir, who founded the Sierra Club.
People in the government also were concerned about preserving and conserving
natural resources, such as Gifford Pinchot who founded the US Forest Service,
and Teddy Roosevelt, the president who started the National Park Service.
same kinds of action are called for today in countries that are just beginning
to develop their natural resources in tropical climates. They can learn
valuable lessons from United States
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Update: June 2012