Amazon News

The Amazon, often referred to as the Amazon Rainforest or Amazon Jungle, is the largest tropical rainforest in the world, spanning over 5.5 million square kilometers across nine countries in South America, with the majority in Brazil. This vast region is known for its incredible biodiversity, containing about 10% of the known species on Earth, including numerous plants, animals, and insects that are not found anywhere else. The Amazon River, one of the longest rivers in the world, flows through the heart of the rainforest, providing water and life to the region. The forest plays a crucial role in regulating the Earth’s oxygen and carbon cycles, often being termed the “lungs of the planet” due to its capacity to produce oxygen and store carbon dioxide. The Amazon is also home to several million indigenous people who have inhabited the region for thousands of years, maintaining diverse cultures and deep knowledge of the forest ecology. However, the Amazon faces significant threats from deforestation, mining, and agricultural expansion, which pose risks to its biodiversity and the global climate.