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Old 22-Apr-2012
Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest on Earth and the forest covers almost 40% area of the South American continent. The rain makes large basin in the form of Amazon River. This river Cover Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Guyana as well as French Guiana.

Amazon Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth’s land surface but now they cover merely 5 to 6% and experts assume that the remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 year if we will keep consuming its wood with same speed.

The Amazon rainforest produces about 20% oxygen of the world and recycles carbon dioxide into oxygen.The Amazon Rainforest also known as the “Lungs of our Planet” because it recycles carbon dioxide into oxygen.

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is one of the few remaining large part of the Land of relatively intact cerrado. It includes six major vegetation types: campo cerrado – open wooded savanna, campo sujo – scrubland, cerradão – dense wooded savanna, campo limpo forest, semideciduous forest.

Cerrado Protected Areas has a high faunal diversity with more than 70 species of mammals, 307 birds, 53 amphibians and reptiles and 49 fishes, many yet unidentified. Several are threatened, many are near extinction.

Old 22-Apr-2012
Jaggi G
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