How The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

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The Amazon forest is a vast region that occupies through eight developing countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, an overseas territory of France. This landscape contains 1.4 billion acres of dense forests, half of the planet's tropical forests, 4,100 miles of winding rivers. The Brazilian Amazon is home to 40% of the world's tropical forest and one of the most bio diverse regions on the planet. About 54% of the area is under environmental protection, and in the past five years, stricter controls and better compliance have driven deforestation rates down to a historical low. The Amazon contains millions of different species, most of them still undescribed and unknown. It is one of Earth's last refuges for many types of animals, like jaguars, harpy eagles and pink dolphins, and it is home to thousands of birds and butterflies. The diversity of the region is outstanding. More than 30 million people, including many…show more content…
Over the past 30 years 15% of the Brazilian Amazon has been completed destroyed, reaching over 590,000 square kilometers - an area larger than France. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) based in Gland, Switzerland, is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network that connects governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities to conduct scientific research, create policy and operate field. Each year, the IUCN publishes the red list, and identifying threatened, vulnerable, endangered, and critically endangered species worldwide. In May 2013 Red List includes over 2,600 animals in South America with 118 of these located in Peru. Many of these threatened animals live within the Amazon Rainforest. (Giulietti, Ana M,
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