Discover the Incredible Wonders of the World’s Largest Rainforest: The Amazon!

Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world, covering an area of 5.5 million square kilometers. it is located in the amazon basin, spanning nine countries: brazil, bolivia, peru, ecuador, colombia, venezuela, guyana, suriname, and french guiana. it is home to 10% of the world’s known species, including 40,000 plant species, 3,000 freshwater fish species, and more than 370 types of reptiles.
the amazon rainforest has been around for centuries and is estimated to contain 390 billion individual trees, more than the number of stars in the milky way. it is home to more than 2.5 million insect species, making it the most biodiverse place on earth, and estimated to be home to between 10-15% of the world’s bird species, as well as 400 indigenous tribes, many of which have not had contact with the outside world. it is also home to the world’s largest river, the amazon river, the second longest river in the world, stretching 6,400 kilometers, the world’s largest tropical wetland, the pantanal, and the world’s largest lake, the maracaibo lake, as well as the world’s largest river island, the marajó island.
unfortunately, the amazon rainforest is being destroyed at an alarming rate, with an estimated 17% of the forest having been lost since 1970. deforestation of the amazon rainforest is responsible for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and is primarily caused by logging, agricultural activities, and infrastructure development. the destruction of the amazon rainforest has had a devastating impact on the environment, leading to a decrease in biodiversity, an increase in global warming, and an increase in air pollution.

By Evey Lovelace

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