Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest in the northern central part of South American is found in the countries of Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador and the Guyanas.

The Amazon rainforest covers approximately one-third of the South American continent.

Known in Brazil, where it covers about half of the country, as Amazonia, the rainforest gets its name from the second longest river in the world; the mighty Amazon river. The Amazon is one of the world’s biggest river systems running through the world’s largest rainforest.

The Amazon rainforest is the largest remaining tropical forest on Earth, and contains the plant’s leading reservoir of biodiversity.

The tropical rainforest is warn and humid with an average temperature of 26 °C. The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest are in the world, and possibly contains the earth’s oldest forested areas.

Some of the trees are more than 300 ft high, and hover over an incredible diversity of species of plants and animals.

Amazon rainforest plays a key role in the regulation of the region’s water cycle by ensuring an even distribution of rainfall throughout the region, leading to relatively stable river flow.
The Amazon rainforest

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