The Importance of the Amazon Rainforest

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What does the Amazon Rainforest do that is very important?

Produce oxygen and clean the atmosphere

Why are doctors interested in the plants of the Amazon?

Because they have been used as medicine for thousands of years

What are the people in the Amazon who have knowledge of medicinal plants called?

Medicine men

What is one of the difficulties scientists face in researching plants for medicine in the Amazon?

The challenge of testing each plant to find its medicinal use

What is the consequence of continuing to cut down the rainforest according to the text?

Loss of plants and animals

What is the main threat to the rainforests according to the text?


Learn about the significance and ecological impact of the Amazon Rainforest, which plays a crucial role in cleaning the atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Discover why scientists and medical professionals are interested in the plants of this vast rainforest.

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