Humans intervene with rainforests to bring real or imagined benefits to themselves or the local population. Valuable minerals lie under the rainforest and land is often cleared for farming, minerals and logging.
These worksheets have students highlight which of these are positive and negative, are social, political or economical, and possible strategies which may help protect the rainforest
The Urucu gas project is one of the new ways that the government of Brazil is planning to tap the development potential of the Amazon. The students can debate as to whether they think this projects should go ahead or not