Unit 1B - Tropical Rainforests - Case Study - Amazon Rainforest and deforestation (not finished?) Flashcards Preview

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1

How much land does Amazon cover?

2.1 million miles²

2

River basin in Amazon and how much is in South America?

Amazon River Basin, covers some 40% of SA

3

Name of highway built?

Trans Amazonian Highway

4

How many new dams planned? What type of energy produced?

150 dams, hydro electric power

5

How much power will Belo Monte dam generate?

11,000 Mw

6

% of population increase from 2000 - 2010 in Amazon?

23%

7

In 2005, % of Amazon lost as result of deforestation?

17%

8

How many tons of topsoil is lost every years due to soil erosion caused by soy farming?

55 million tons

9

Problem with people moving to forest looking for work?

Destroying forest and replacing it with a swath of shanty towns