The Amazon Rainforest

Biodiversity in the Amazon

Location and Importance

The amazon forest is located Brazil but it is also located in other South American countries including Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana. The amazon rainforest is important because it includes 10% of the world’s known species, 20% of the world’s bird species, and is home to around 2 and a half million different insect species as well as over 40000 plant species.

Harmful Activities and Protection Efforts

Industrial-scale soybean producers are joining loggers and cattle ranchers in the land grab, speeding up destruction and further fragmenting causing deforestation to expand as an almost exponential rate. Brazils congresses is passing contentious laws only after the combatants collapse in exhaustion. These laws prohibit the destruction and deforestation on private and plots of land.

Animals of the Amazon Rainforest

Mike Gott