Rainforest Group - Rubber Tappers

Brendan, Grant, Shelby, Shane

    • What do they want?
      • Sap from trees so they can get rubber.
      • To create products like tires and erasers.
      • To be able to continue this form of work.
      • To be environmentally friendly.
    • How do they defend their position?
      • They argue that the government should protect their method.
      • They are not harming the trees .
      • They have been there for a long time.
    • Current Events:
      • http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2008/s2373364.htm
      • I learned from this story that the trees are a exuberant amount of money.
      • The rubber tappers need these trees to make their way of life.
      • The rubber tappers run the risk of getting bit by animals that live in the trees.
      • the rubber tappers have to be careful when doing their work.
      • The last thing that i learned was that rubber tappers need these resources to live and that they have a very hard way of life to make money.

      • http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/16527
        • They have created a fund to preserve the Amazon Rainforest.
        • People are especially happy with this because it is "the first time the nation has officially recognized the link between conserving the rainforest and combating global climate change."
        • This involves the rubber tappers because it is sustaining the rainforest, and they also do that.
        • Scientists estimate that deforestation of the Amazon releases almost 400 million tons of carbon dioxide each year.