Between 1991 and 2000, the total area of forest lost in the Amazon rose from 415,000 to 587,000 square kilometres (160,000 to 227,000 sq mi), with most of the lost forest becoming pasture for cattle.  Seventy percent of formerly forested land in the Amazon, and 91% of land deforested since 1970, is used for livestock pasture .   Currently, Brazil is the second-largest global producer of soybeans after the United States. New research however, conducted by Leydimere Oliveira et al., has shown that the more rainforest is logged in the Amazon, the less precipitation reaches the area and so the lower the yield per hectare becomes. So despite the popular perception, there has been no economical advantage for Brazil from logging rainforest zones and converting these to pastoral fields. 
There was an amazonian tribe, and the chiefs daughter was coming of age to choose a man of the tribe. But the chiefs daughter was in love with the moon, she would pray and communicate with the moon like a god. On the night that she had to choose, she ran away through the woods and to the river crying, and when she saw the reflection of the moon in the water, she tried to embrace it and drowned. The moon, who also loved and grieved for her, created a star on Earth encompassed by the lily pad (the lily pad is like the moons reflection in the water holding up the star out of the water), so that the moon would forever embrace her.
The best way to experience the Amazon Jungle and its massive rivers are by boat. Trained guides can be hired (ensure that you are referred to a reputable guide) for individual travellers as well as larger groups. These ones will allow you to cruise along the deep waters, and spy into the dense rainforest. Many of the native villages have been built on the banks of the Amazon River, giving travellers the opportunity to catch a glimpse of their lives and communities, while not infringing on their privacy. These tours may last for a day, or can be packaged to encompass several days for a more detailed exploration of the area.