The amazon rainforest problems is.Rainforests around the world are continuously cut down to make room for raising crops, particularly soy, and cattle farming. This has been exacerbated in recent years, as many parts of the world have emerged from poverty such as in Asia, Africa and South America.Fish are the main source of food and income for many Amazonian people. The amount of fish needed to feed a growing population, however, may lead to overfishing, especially if large industries are harvesting fish in order to export to foreign markets. In many parts of the Amazon, large, industrial trawlers armed with gill nets scoop up entire schools of fish in an entirely unsustainable attempt to bring food to market.Many people illegally hunt animals to sell as food and raw materials for finished products. Animals, like the giant Amazon river turtle, the "Paiche," and the Amazon Manatee are vanishing from the wild.Large hydroelectric projects, funded by international aid and development organizations like the World Bank, have led to widespread forest loss. Besides inundating large tracts of rainforest (dams in the Amazon are generally ecologically inefficient because large tracts of forest are flooded due to the flatness of the basin) and killing off local wildlife, the dams have the effect of destroying aquatic habitats and affecting fish populations, displacing indigenous peoples, and adding carbon to the atmosphere (as the submerged wood rots).