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Amazon rainforest

The Amazon rainforest (Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Spanish: Selva Amazónica, Amazonía or usually Amazonia; ; ), also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America. This basin encompasses , of which are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. States or departments in four nations contain "Amazonas" in their names. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.

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The Squirrel Monkey, one of the many animals found in the Amazon

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Great Information about the wildlife in the Amazon!

Contributed by Ashley Nichole Morris

In my AP Calculus class we are doing a project on this. Mr. Henderson, my teacher, told us a few facts on this subject. Only 5% of ancient forest in general still exists as of 2012. Roughly one area the size of a football field is cut down every second in the Amazon. One third of the air that we breath in is generated in the Amazon Rain forest. And the most interesting one of all; it has been theorized that there may have been a cure to cancer in the Amazon, but because humans started cutting it all down, that plant went extinct.

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