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The Amazon Rainforest

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Viktoria Berishaj

on 26 February 2014

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Transcript of The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest has lived for has a long history of human settlement.
Most of the remaining peoples lived in the interior of the forest.
How long has the Amazon Rainforest lived?
Over half of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil but it is also located in other South American countries including Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana.
It is home to around 2 and a half million different insect species as well as over 40,000 plant species.
Fun Facts About The Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon rainforest, also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broad leaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America.
The Amazon Rainforest
The Location
The Amazon Rainforest is located in the upper section of Brazil south of the Equator. The Amazon River is located 2 to 4 degrees south of the Equator.
All about the Amazon Rainforest
The area is 2.124 million square miles.
The population is 30 million people.

Area and Population
A person exploring in the Amazon Rainforest
Almost 400 billion trees belonging to 16,000 different species grow in the Amazon rainforest.
How many trees are in the Amazon Rainforest?
Resources
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/amazonrainforest.html

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/types-of-insects-in-the-amazon-rainforest.htm

http:/environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/rainforest-threats/
By: Viktoria Berishaj
Animals In The Amazon Rainforest
It is home to around 2 and a half million different insect species as well as over 40,000 plant species.
There are also a number of dangerous species living in the Amazon rainforest such as the cougar, jaguar and anaconda.
Insects in the Amazon Rainforest
There at least:
2.5 million insect species
40,000 plant species
3,000 fish
1,294 birds
427 mammals
428 amphibians
378 reptiles
Many people explore the Amazon Rainforest
Threats
Logging interests cut down rain forest trees for timber used in flooring, furniture, and other items.
Power plants and other industries cut and burn trees to generate electricity.
The paper industry turns huge tracts of rain forest trees into pulp.
The cattle industry uses slash-and-burn techniques to clear ranch land.
Agricultural interests, particularly the soy industry, clear forests for cropland.
Subsistence farmers slash-and-burn rain forest for firewood and to make room for crops and grazing lands.
Mining operations clear forest to build roads and dig mines.
Governments and industry clear-cut forests to make way for service and transit roads.
Hydroelectric projects flood acres of rain forest
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