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Causes and Consequences of Reduced Biodiversity in Tropical Rainforests

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What is Becoming of the Amazon Forest?

"What is Becoming of the Amazon Forest?." UNEP/GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics Library. 2009. UNEP/GRID-Arendal. 22 Mar 2011 <http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/what-is-becoming-of-the-amazon-forest> | PDF Version

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The aim of this lesson:

  • To be able to examine the causes of reduced biodiversity in the tropical rainforest.
  • To be able to examine the consequences of reduced biodiversity in the tropical rainforest.
 
Tropical Rainforest Question
 

Option 1

Take notes by hand
Record your answers by hand - no digital frame

Option 2

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Record your answers using this Google Documents digital frame
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Causes of Reduced Biodiversity in the Amazon Forest

Examine the causes of reduced biodiversity in Amazonia by writing an extended paragraph which summarises this diagram.
Amazonian Deforestation in the Global Context
"Amazonian Deforestation in the Global Context." UNEP/GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics Library. 2009. UNEP/GRID-Arendal. 22 Mar 2011 <http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/amazonian-deforestation-in-the-global-context>.
 
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Consequences of Reduced Biodiversity in the Amazon Forest

Produce quality notes that examine the geographical consequences of reduced biodiversity in the tropical rainforest, focusing upon Amazonia.

  • Social
  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Political
 
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Geography Review

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Exam style question:

"Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal." Discuss this statement, focusing upon the consequences of reduced biodiversity in tropical rainforests. [15 Marks]

The markbands can be found here - you need to look at Paper 1.
                

[Original quote by Edward O. Wilson]

 
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