Getting to Know About the Amazing Amazon Rainforest Facts


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The rainforest of Amazon, which is also called the Amazonia, is one of the utmost natural resources of the world. It also has been expressed as the “Lungs of our Planet” since its vegetation is constantly recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen.  Around 20 percent oxygen of the Earth is produced by the Amazon rainforest.

View from updside of Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest Facts

  • The rainforest of Amazon is the biggest tropical rainforest all over the world, consisting of over 5 and a half million square kilometers or 1.4 acres in billion.
  • More than half of the rainforest is situated in Brazil. However, it is likewise located in many other countries in South America including Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname.
  • It is known that ten percent of the recognized species of the world exist in the Amazon rainforest.
  • It has been said that twenty percent of the bird species of the world exist in the Amazon rainforest.
  • The rainforest is the home to about 2 ½ millions of various insects species and more than 40,000 species of plants.
  • A significant number of harmful animal species are living in the rainforest which include anaconda, jaguar and cougar.
  • Over 7500 distinct species of butterflies are located flying in the open air of the rainforest.  For the species of fishes, about 3,000 of them are living in the forest.

Jaguar in Amazon Rainforest

What to see in the amazing Amazon rainforest

The rainforest of Amazon is one of the most sought after tourist destinations, regardless of whether you are an eco-friendly individual or not. The beauty of the Amazon jungle is a total awe for everyone and it is not anymore surprising if it is always nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World since when you see its beauty, you will understand why. Here are some of the things that you will see in the forest:

  • Flora and Fauna.  Located in the Amazon jungle are extraordinary flowers and plants that you can never see anywhere else on Earth.  There are unbelievable two thousand five hundred unique tree species and over 40,000 distinct plant species inside the rainforest.  In every hectare of land all right through the rainforest, there is an average of 150 different tree species. It is said that over 30% of the flora and fauna in the world is located in the Amazon rainforest.
  • Natural Amazing Sights. Aside from the spectacular plants and trees inside the rainforest, there are many waterways and rivers. The water meeting is definitely a sight to behold.  This natural mystery is about the dark water of Rio Negro separated in the clay waters of Rio Solimoes.  The two contrasting hues are side to side but never mix up with each other which make it a real awesome sight.
  • City in a Forest. The Manaus town can be found in the Amazon rainforest and is considered a breathtaking center of the forest. Once you see the place, for sure you will be astonished at how beautiful this area is. There are plenty of excellent dining establishments, bars and in ecological facilities there.

Inside Amazon Rainforest

If you want to take a travel in this amazing rainforest, for sure you will have one of the most unforgettable happenings of your life. You should never worry coming there for there are friendly and welcoming indigenous tribes in the rainforest who can act as your tour guide to get to know better about the place. They also play an active ecotourism role that can acquaint you about ways to help protecting these God-given, amazing natural resources.

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