The Amazon Rainforest

By Cindy 6C :D

Location

The Amazon Rainforest more than half of the rainforest is located in Brazil and the rest is located in countries in North America as seen on the picture beside.

Bibliography-
google images
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/amazonrainforest.html

Size

Considering it is a rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest is surprisingly 5 million and 500 thousand squared metres.

Bibliography-
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/amazonrainforest.html

Flora

Fauna

Climate

The climate at the Amazon Rainforest is usually hot and humid. At the Amazon Rainforest there is no summer or winter. It rains really often yet is still pretty humid
Bibliography-
http://www.unique-southamerica-travel-experience.com/amazon-rainforest-climate.html

Special Features

  • The Amazon Rainforest is the home to 2 and a half million species of insects!
  • The Amazon River is the main life in this region and its waters are home to over 2000 species of fish.Many of them has not been classified yet
  • The trees are so tightly packed that it can take 10 minutes for the rain to reach the ground below.

Discoveries

Since lots of tribes cut off from each other, they have their unique histories with genetics (DNA and such). Researchers can trace back thousands of years when americas first colonizers split off into different groups.

Bibliography-
http://www.amazon-rainforest.org/discoveries.html

Facts

-In 2005 and 2010 the Amazon rainforest suffered through droughts, because of that it killed large amounts of vegetation in the worst affected areas.

-The rainforest is endangered due to deforestation.

-About 3000 fruits that grow at the Amazon Rainforest is edible.

Significance

The Amazon Rainforest is really important because, without the Amazon Rainforest most of the species that are found in the rainforest wouldn't even exist!