The Amazon rainforest has been facing severe deforestation problems for several decades -- it has lost about a fifth of its forest in the past three. While there are many causes, one of the main causes is cattle ranching, particularly in Brazil.

The Amazon rainforest has been facing severe deforestation problems for several decades -- it has lost about a fifth of its forest in the past three. While there are many causes, one of the main causes is cattle ranching, particularly in Brazil.

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Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change threaten ‘lungs of the world’, says study

Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change threaten ‘lungs of the world’, says study

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Ancient geoglyphs appeared as land was deforested in the Amazon rainforest, near Acre.

Ancient geoglyphs appeared as land was deforested in the Amazon rainforest, near Acre.

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Ecological Problems: Amazon rainforest deforestation - The main causes

Ecological Problems: Amazon rainforest deforestation - The main causes

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Ok this frog is pretty exotic but we are hoping to entice some of his distant cousins to stay

Ok this frog is pretty exotic but we are hoping to entice some of his distant cousins to stay

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