Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest

Recent waves in protecting the environment have made deforestation a popular topic among environmentalists  and environmentalists alike. Deforestation has largely occurred near the Brazilian portion of the rainforest. Much of the land torn down is used for cattle ranching and while measures have been taken to decrease the amount of land torn down, parts of the rainforest can not be salvaged.

Ever wonder wonder what deforestation looks like and how fast it occurs? View how rapidly it has changed the states of Mato Grasso, Rondonia, and Maranhão near the Amazon Rainforest and in Brazil via Google Earth.

Mato Grosso
Rondônia
Maranhão

 

What do you think about this timelines? Do you think more can be done to save the Amazon Rainforest?

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