5 Special facts about Amazon forest

5 Special facts about Amazon forest

The Amazon forest at different times, people often debate on  it as a place of wonder due to the fact that it is the habitat of creatures with conditions and functions beyond the human mind.

This forest is not only the property of South American countries, it is becoming the property of the world.

Conservation of the Amazon Rainforest has become the responsibility of the United Nations (UN) because of the ongoing deforestation. The latest figures collected by the UN show that in the last 40 years 20% of the forest has been cut down.

Although this forest is of World Importance, it has often been attacked by those looking for their own interests, especially those who cut wood for fuel, wood for electricity pots and a large part of the woodcutters who are looking for land for cultivation and breeding.

Rwanda Sun used the article of National Geography magazine, The Guardian and One tree planted prepared 5 special things about this forest.


1. The Amazon rainforest covers 9 countries

The Amazon rainforest is located in the Amazon basin. This basin covers 9 countries of the South American continent including Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. This forest has an area of 5,500,000 km2, the country of Brazil is the largest part. of it, 60%, Peru is 13% and Colombia is 10% of the total area.

2. Lungs of the Earth

The National Geographic website reports that the Amazon rainforest is considered the lungs of the Earth because of the oxygen that animals breathe. Although the Amazon rainforest covers only 2% of the Earth’s surface, it produces 20% of the Earth’s oxygen.

3. Ecosystem

The Amazon rainforest is considered to be one of the most biodiverse places in the world, including animals, reptiles and hundreds of plants.

The 2020 census shows that the Amazon Rainforest is home to 40,000 different species of plants, 3,000 species of fish, 1,300 species of birds, 430 species of mammals and more than 2 million species of insects.

4. Amazing trees

The Guardian newspaper reports that there are 16,000 different species of trees in the Amazon Forest. Among these trees are trees that can be surprisingly tall, such as Sumaumeira 200 meters tall and 9 meters in diameter.

5. Human habitation

The website One Tree Planted reports that the Amazon Rainforest is home to between 400-500 species of people.

About 50 species of people found themselves in that forest so that they don’t know there are other people. The inhabitants of the amazon depend on fishing, farming and hunting.



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