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Research Paper On Amazon Rainforest

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Calvin Al-Ashkar
Mrs. Beary
Environmental Sciences
11/10/17
The Amazon Rainforest Covering more than forty percent of South America is the Amazon Rainforest. It’s known for being the largest rainforest on the planet. Most of the jungle lies in Brazil. The Amazon Rainforest also holds the Amazon River. According to the National Science Foundation, the Aamazon Rriver is the longest river in the world by volume and contains twenty percent of the Earth’s freshwater. But the Nile River is the longest when calculating width. Being as big a it is, the Aamazon holds a massive number of different types of species of wildlife with different kinds of sub-ecosystems to provide for them. When I think of the Amazon I first think of the terrestrial ecosystems. These are the land based environments. I’m going to take the first part of this project to talk about the terrestrial ecosystem in the Aamazon and all the wildlife that it holds. According to WorldAtlas there are 427 types of mammals, 1,300 types of birds, 378 types of reptiles, more than 400 kinds of amphibians, over 80,000 types of plants and trees, and estimation of over 2 million different types of insects. Unfortunately, I cannot go over every single one of these unique species so I will talk about the more popular species that benefit the jungle. The rainforest is divided in four layers: forest floor, understory, canopy and emergent. The canopy is the most heavily populated with plant life, with trees towering
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