our atmosphere therefore contributing to global warming. However we as a planet have a problem… deforestation. • Forest ecosystems cover around 31% of our land across the world; they produce vital supplies from oxygen to logs for the production of paper and furniture such as tables. • The amazon rainforest covers 40% of the South American continent. • In 1978 the destruction of the rainforest began and today figures show we have already lost 750,000 square kilometres in Peru, Columbia and Guyana.