Aside: A few Rainforests facts

Brazil and Colombia are the two most biologically diverse countries on Earth due to the Amazon rainforest.  The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world covering over a billion acres (stretching into parts of Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela as well).

Colombia lost 30% of their forests to diverse causes – ranging from logging, mining, development of hydro-electricity,  agriculture to cocaine production. The primary cause of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazonas – like in Costa Rica – is cattle ranching.

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The loss of tropical rain forests is a threat to wildlife worldwide with a profound effect on the global climate.  (You knew that but it bears reminding.)

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