UPDATED August 1st, 2016
One cannot deny the vastness and incredible biodiversity of the rainforest. Part of the reason why there is such a push to stop deforestation in the Amazon is due to the rainforest plants that have medicinal properties, healing everything from anxiety to infertility. That said, we’re ruining it. And although deforestation is declining, there used to be 6 million square miles of rainforest worldwide and today only 2.4 million remain.