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Amazonas

the rainforest



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How big is it?

  • Half a million square kilometers

  • 60% in brazilian lands

    • Also in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana

  • Represents half of planet’s remaining forests

  • Largest tropical rainforest in the world

  • A lot of rivers. Main river is the Amazonas river that has several


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Biodiversity

  • A lot of animals: one in ten know species in the world lives in Amazon rainforest

  • One square kilometer contain 90790 tonnes of living plants


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Deforestation

  • is the conversion of forested areas to non-forested areas. The main sources of deforestation in the Amazon are human settlement and development of the land.

  • Almost 20000 km2 per year: environmentalproblem.

  • But nowadays this number has declined.


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Indians

  • They live in tribes. Some are big and some are small.

  • Have their own language, traditions, belief, …

  • Are not many nowadays

  • Some of them preffer not to have contact with the “real world”.


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Eco-tourism

  • Eco-tourism is one of the only ways locals generate income from the rainforest without disturbing the environment.

  • eco-tourist dollars support local economies, provide jobs, and encourage preservation efforts.

  • Amazon is the only place on Earth untouched by the Ice Age. Hence, it contains the natural heritage of 100-million years.