Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest
View of the Amazon Rainforest
Photo by: markg6, Creative Commons

The Amazon Rainforest, also known as the Amazon Jungle, is located in South America in an area known as the Amazon River basin. While the forest covers several countries, the largest percentage can be found in Brazil and Peru. Smaller portions exist in countries like Venezuela, Colombia, French Guiana, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, and Suriname. The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world and makes up about half of the planet’s rainforest space. It is also home to the greatest river in terms of drainage and discharge.

According to scientists, the Amazon Jungle was created millions of years ago when the Amazon River changed direction from west to east. It most likely formed during the Eocena period following a drop in tropical temperatures.

The Amazon Rainforest is also one of the world’s largest eco-systems, containing one of the most diverse array of species on Earth. Many medical and pharmaceutical agencies run research projects in the jungle, gaining plant knowledge and experimenting with new drugs.

Modern Decline of the Amazon

In modern day, many things are threatening the livelihood of the forest. Foremost among them is the deforestation that is taking place to clear land for farming and raising livestock. Many animals are being pushed out of their homes, as over 100,000 square kilometers were destroyed between 1990 and 2000 alone. Before 1960, access to Amazon interior was restricted, but due to farming practices in the later years, there has been a lot of damage to the Forests. Scientists are not only upset about the potential loss of bio-diversity, but also about the amount of carbon contained within the plants that is being released through destruction of the forest. The amount of gas that could be released could adversely affect global warming.

59 responses to “Amazon Rainforest”

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  2. snowygloss says:

    This doesnt have any good information. this needs to be more detailed about the plant and animal life. It might give a very VERY brief overview, but it doesn’t give anything really that useful. This could use work.

  3. Beth says:

    Why duant this have enything good to help me with my homework

  4. ooooooooo says:

    Wats good about this

  5. margaret says:

    what town is it in?? and its in Venezuela right ?

  6. sophie says:

    this was sort of crap and i didn’t r eally like it. but it did have some good features like ………………………….. well ok it doesn’t have any good features but but it sort of intresting to read ish. ok well it is a good website for pictures OK. by have a good weekend
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  7. Sandra Reynaldo says:

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  8. that cute girl. says:

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  9. poptart says:

    heyy umm this donent give enogh info for my report

  10. sosay3356 says:

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  11. dropy says:

    well it dose need work:(

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  13. tjmaitland says:

    well well screw the forest down with it

  14. Awsome says:

    This helped me with my homework thanks

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  16. sophia says:

    this is sooo short! it needs wayyyyyyy more info i only got like 2 notes for my report! it needs a lot of work

  17. Griffin says:

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  18. pink128 says:

    no offence yeah but you lt are just rude!
    it was only meant to be a simple description of the location of the rainforest. not an essay over it!
    if you want overdetailed descriptions of it, go to wikipedia!
    you lot need to get a life, seriously.
    o and thankyouu, i found it helpful with my homework πŸ™‚

  19. lala says:

    i havent even read it yet but ya you guys are rude!!! jk i dont realy care wht u think cuase as long as it helped me with my homework im cool

  20. xena** says:

    you guys suck this passage gave a good amount of in fo ON THE LOCATION OF THE RAINFOREST!!! what the hell didnt you get about that morons…..
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  21. granson says:

    this is a great website , nice ,with short article and lot of advertisement but the pictures too few.

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  23. Human1896 says:

    This has good info but It should have more explaining about the wildlife, plants and animals.

  24. lily says:

    this does even sayy the exact location it could be anywhere in south america

  25. Angel MEG* says:

    My dad and I love this! From all the awesome pages of National Geo to reality! I am just so excited! =)

  26. hammad says:

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  27. kay says:

    coool man

  28. Sam says:

    Wow guys chill . Its not that big of a deal that you guys cant do your hw -.-
    Its not this guys fault he gave a breif & interesting description. Good work to this guy .(:
    & get a life to those people who “hate” this website. Dont read it if you dont like it .

  29. Caroline says:

    Bolivia is planning to build HGIHWAY through the Amzon! WTF why would ANYONE bestupid enough to do that!!!???that pisses me off! Good work guy who wrote this! SAVE THE RAINFOREST and it’s inhabitants!!!

  30. ETMNM says:

    it is ok but it needs a lillte work. i got about 3 solid facts for my location part of the project so thnku lots!!!!

  31. Fresian1112 says:

    This does have good info, but if you dont like it, go to another website.

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  35. its quite good atleast helped me wid ma project n if u guys cant get any help wid it try sumthin else instead of cursing da website!!
    lol

  36. CODY says:

    this realy helped me, thanks

  37. Alex says:

    ITS LOCATED SOUTH BRAZIL!!!!!!!

  38. Maria A. says:

    First of u guys r just really rude
    Second u dont know how hard it is to make a website
    Third its not the website’s fault u cant do ur hw
    Fourth just find another website
    and Fifth this website is a lot of help thx

  39. chris says:

    for anyone talking crap i bet u cant make a blog at least it has info dumbasses

  40. lala says:

    yo this is not right theres nothing and i mean nothing you can get on this website

  41. jlebel11 says:

    this was a great website and i liked it, it helped me with my project. so all of u that are saying like, omg u need way more info or like this web page sucks u need to be way more nice to people and learn to respect.

    thanks for the help! XD

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  43. Vinay From Bangalore says:

    Nice I need to see this place. Gooo

  44. Cameron_Boyce_lover says:

    Thanks, this really helped with my Geography homework!!

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