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Stop cutting down rain forest

As you know, there are many disputes about the rainforest concerning whether to cut down the trees for wood and paper or to save the trees and all the animals. I think we should stop the production of cutting down trees in the rainforest.

First, rainforests provide more than 20% of the world’s oxygen from all the plants and trees that grow there. Second, nearly half the world’s species of plants, animals, and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely damaged over the next quarter century because of all the habitats we have destroyed in the rainforest. Third, there are 50,000 species of plants, animals, and insects killed every year and 137 a day! There is also proof that as the rainforest disappear, so do many possible cures for life-threatening diseases, such as cancer.

If you would like to help save the rainforest here are some things you can do. You can recycle paper, not waste wood, and you can donate money to the Protect-An-Acre Program. You can send them an e-mail at rainforest@ran.org, check out their website at http://www.ran.org or call them at (415)-398-4404. Please consider helping us save one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Reghan Mahaffey

seventh grade student

Old Snowmass

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