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Tropical Rainforests

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6 The cutting down of trees which are mature/inferior, to encourage the growth of remaining trees in a woodland.
7 A type of agriculture producing food and materials for the benefit only of the farmer and his/her family.
9 Drugs used to cure, prevent, treat or diagnose disease.
10 Managing the environment in order to preserve, protect or restore it.
12 Countries are relieved are some of their debt in return for protecting their rainforest.
13 Farming to sell produce to retailers /supermarkets / companies.
14 A logging practice where most/all trees in area are cut down (unselectively).
17 The removal of solid mineral resources from the earth, which contain valuable metals, precious stones, oil/coal and building materials.
19 An area of outstanding natural beauty, preserved for people to enjoy.
1 Removal of top soil faster than it can be replaced. This layer is most fertile/most nutrient-rich part of the soil.
2 Responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustain local people and often involves education. It is small scale and involves small groups of visitors.
3 Actions taken to stop a hazard (i.e. deforestation) to reduce negative impacts.
4 The business of cutting down trees and transporting the logs to sawmills.
5 Forest Stewardship Council – an organisation that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests.
6 When a place thrives by protecting the environment, being good for people now and in the future, and that is affordable.
8 People who have inhabited an area before the Age of Exploration (1500s).
11 A natural/man-made reservoir that gathers and stores carbon and stops it being released into the atmosphere.
15 A deal between countries that promotes the use of sustainably sourced/managed timber from tropical rainforests (signed by 73 countries).
16 The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – a treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.
18 A non-governmental organisation that is independent from governments and normally funded by donations/run by volunteers.
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