Manaus Brazil, The Home of The Amazon Rainforest.

The Amazon Rainforest is two to four degrees South of the equator. The Amazon basin is 1.7 billion acres of which the rainforest covers 1.4 billion acres. In this picture to the left, you can obviously tell the biggest threat of the ecosystem is deforestation. Brazil wants billions of dollars to fix up the problem of the deforestation. The agriculture industry is a major threat also, the soybean farming and cattle ranching are major causes of deforestation which threatens the rainforest.

Mary Matthews.

The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest, the world's largest remaining natural resource, represents 54% of the total rainforests left on Earth. It covers an area of 2.5 million square miles, covering two thirds of the South American continent. 

Interesting Facts About The Amazon Rainforest
- More than 20% of Earth's oxygen is produced in this area, thus the name "Lungs of the Planet".
- More than half of the world's estimated ten million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical forest. 
- 70% of plants found to have anticancer properites are found only in the rainforest.
- An estimated 90% of Amazon rainforest plants have not been studied by modern science.
- An estimated number of 2,700 million acres of the rainforest are burned each year.

Ashley Nguyen.