|  ||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.