Back Shrinking Rainforests
Huge areas of rainforest are cleared each year. A lot of the land is used for farming crops like: coffee, cocoa and rubber.

Forest is also cleared to build roads and cities, and to mine minerals such as: copper, zinc and diamonds.

Some wood is sold abroad for furniture-making and building.

Lots of people worry that clearing large areas of rainforest will destroy important resources and damage the habitats of many plants and animals.