Amazon Dangers

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/28/2019 - 12:57

Under Brazil’s far right leader, the Amazon jungle protections keep being slashed while the forest continues to fall.

The Amazon rainforest covers much of northwestern Brazil and extends into Colombia, Peru and other South American nations. It is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, famed for its biodiversity.

The Amazon is crisscrossed by thousands of rivers, including the powerful Amazon. Area: 2.124 million mi²
Location: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

We must save this essential patch of land if we want our children’s children to survive. Not only does it encompass the single largest remaining tropical rainforest On earth, it also houses at least 10% of the world’s known biodiversity, including endemic and endangered flora and fauna, and its river accounts for 15-16% of the world’s total river discharge into the oceans.

The Amazon River flows for more than 6,600 km, and with its hundreds of tributaries and streams contains the largest number of freshwater fish species in the world.

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