Amazon Rainforest by Nisa Marques
Billions of people and animals rely on the benefits of the Amazon rainforest, including food, fresh water, shelter and climate control. Forests such as the Amazon play a critical role in mitigating climate change due to their carbon sink activity.
Deforestation is therefore a concern, not only because of the biodiversity loss but also due to the impact that it has on the native tribes of the Amazon.
Natives have been forced out of their land or even killed by loggers. Many tribes have been lost because of their susceptibility to diseases contracted during their first interactions with the mainstream society.