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Which quote do you think best illustrates the importance of the rainforest?

  • "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir (0% people answered this)
  • "The wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask." - Nancy Newhall (50% people answered this)
  • "At first I thought I was fighting to save the rubber trees; then I thought tha tI was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity." - Chico Mendes, 1944-1988 (50% people answered this)
  • "Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal." - Edward O. Wilson (0% people answered this)
  • “You can’t save the rainforest all at once; you have to save bits of it at a time, and hope the idea will grow." - Sting (0% people answered this)

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The Amazon rainforest is home to more than a third of the species found on Earth. It is also a vital force shaping the world’s weather and climate patterns. Moreover, twenty percent of all fresh water on Earth flows through the basin’s rivers, and these forests are the source of countless foods, fibers, and potential new medicines to benefit humankind. Unfortunately, these forests are facing increasing threats from road development, logging, and large-scale agriculture. ACA is working together with local communities and partner organizations throughout the region to protect these precious forests for local inhabitants and future generations.
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