amazon Rainforest 

   By Deborah Dextra

 

1. introduct

 

2. location

 

 3. problems

 

 4. fun facts

 

 5. conclution

 

6. index

table of contents 

   

The amazon rainforest is located in the continent South America. The amazon rainforest is located in these eight countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana,Suriname and French Guiana. For example  from “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki” states”The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana,Suriname and French Guiana. States or departments in four nations contain "Amazonas" in their names.”. Also from” http://rainforests.mongabay.com” it states” The basin -- roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States -- covers some 40 percent of the South American continent and includes parts of eight South American countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru,Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, as well as French Guiana, a department of France.

 

A problem in the amazon rainforest is in danger for deforestation. For example it states from” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation_of_the_Amazon_rainforest”            ”Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest accelerated significantly between 1991 and 2004, reaching an annual forest loss rate of 27,423 km² in 2004.” Also it states from” rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/amazon_destruction.html” ”Cattle ranching is the leading cause of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. In Brazil, this has been the case since at least the 1970s: government figures attributed 38 percent of  deforestation from 1966-1975 to large-scale cattle ranching.” This tells me that since that deforestation is something that harms everyone and that it is going on in the amazon rainforest it is a problem.

There are a lot of interesting things about the Amazon Rainforest. Here are a few:

 

  • In 2007, a man named Martin Strel swam the entire length of the Amazon river! To complete his splashing jungle journey, Martin powered through the water for up to ten hours a day for 66 days!

  • The Amazon has an incredibly rich ecosystem - there are around 40,000 plant species, 1,300 bird species, 3,000 types of fish, 430 mammals and a whopping 2.5 million different insects. Wow!

  • The Amazon is home to a whole host of fascinating - and deadly! - creatures, including electric eels, flesh eating piranhas, poison dart frogs, jaguars and some seriously venomous snakes.

  • One fascinating fish found in the Amazon is the Pirarucu (also known as the arapaima or paiche). A menacing meat-eater, the pirarucu guzzles up other fish and can grow to nearly 3m long! And what makes it super deadly? It has teeth on the roof of its mouth and on its tongue!

in conclution i think that the amazon rainforest is one of the most amazing places in the world and also one of the most harmed.