Protect the Amazon Forest
The Amazon is a region of superlatives: it spans the borders of eight countries; it is the world's largest river basin and the source of one-fifth of the Earth's river water; it has the world's highest diversity of birds and freshwater fish; it is the planet's largest and most luxuriant rainforest in which, amazingly, live more than one third of all species in the world.
But despite its natural richness, the Amazon ecosystem is fragile and in peril. In Brazil, for instance, illegal logging, slash-and-burn agriculture and other human impacts are consuming the forest at the rate of over 9,000 square miles per year. WWF's focus is on two conservation priorities: the Southwestern Amazon ecoregion, a last refuge for highly endangered species like jaguars, harpy eagles and giant river otters; and ARPA one of the world's most ambitious conservation projects that will result in more than 190,000 square miles of Amazonian rainforest - an area larger than the state of California - under protection by 2010.
The immensity of the Amazon's challenge, like the scale of its landscape, requires a long-term conservation vision, backed by strong scientific expertise and the commitment of a global network of resources. These are precisely the strengths that World Wildlife Fund has applied to its more than 30 years of work to protect and preserve the Amazon and the animals that inhabit this ecological wonder.
1. Cut trees must stop
2. Pollution river must stop
3. Hunt animal must stop