The Amazon River is by far the world's largest river by volume. It has over 1100 tributaries, 17 of which are longer than 1000 miles.
Cattle ranching accounts for roughly 70 percent of deforestation in the Amazon.
Due to the thickness of the canopy (the top branches and leaves of the trees), the Amazon flooris in permanent darkness.
The Amazon has an incredibly rich Ecosystem – around 40,000 plants, 1,300 birds, 3,000 types of fish, 430 mammals and 2.5 million insects species.
The AMAZON is the world's largest tropical Rainforest, Plays the vital role of a Carbon Sink and Slow downGlobal Warming.
More than 20 percent of the World’s Oxygen is produced by tropical rainforest AMAZON.
70 percent of South America's GDP is produced in areas that receive rainfall or water from the Amazon.
The Amazon is sometimes referred to as ‘the lungs of the Earth’. The rich vegetation takes carbon dioxide out of the air, and releases oxygen back in.
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