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  1. A question of tropical rainforests 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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  3. The tropical rainforests are known as the lungs of the world. They provide over 20% of the world’s oxygen. Back

  4. Back

  5. 25% of the ingredients in today's cancer-fighting drugs come from organisms found only in the rainforest. Back

  6. 50% Back

  7. 50% of the Earth’s plant and animal species live in tropical rainforests. Back

  8. every second Back

  9. An area of tropical rainforest the size of a football pitch is lost every second. Back

  10. 14%  2% Back

  11. Tropical rainforests used to cover 14% of the Earth’s surface. Now they only cover 2%. Back

  12. 100 Back

  13. Around 100 plant and animal species are lost each day due to deforestation. Back

  14. 40 years Back

  15. At current rate of deforestation, all the world’s tropical rainforests will have disappeared in 40 years time. Back

  16. 80% of MEDCs diet Back

  17. At least 80% of MEDCs diet originated in the tropical rainforest. Back

  18. 2.5 acres 750 Back

  19. 2.5 acres of tropical rainforest can contain over 750 different species of tree. Back