Amazon Rainforest Facts

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This section covers facts about the Amazon Rainforest including the animals and flora found there. The Amazon Rainforest covers most of the Amazon Basin in South America and comprises over half of all the rainforests on earth. What many consider to be the worlds largest natural resource is quickly being destroyed by deforestation. Humans, the ones who have the power to stop destroying the rainforests, are the ones doing all the damage. If we do not preserve "the world's lungs", rainforests as we know them could be gone in 40 years. The interesting facts below, written for kids and adults, provides information on where the Amazon is located, why it is so important to the world, and the threats we face when rainforests get destroyed.

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Amazon Rainforest General Facts

Amazon Rainforest Deforestation Facts