Why is the Amazon Rainforest special?

Answer The Amazon Rainforest is known as the "lungs of our planet," according to Blue Planet Biomes website. Located in Brazil and numerous other South American countries, the Amazon is home to numerous p... Read More »

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How big is the Amazon rainforest?

According to the Smithsonian Institute, the Amazon rainforest, or its basin, covers over 2.7 million square miles, which holds 4,195 miles of the river including 15,000 tributaries. The Amazon Rive... Read More »

How much of the Amazon rainforest is gone?

Twenty percent of the Amazon rainforest is gone, according to a June 2010 ABC News article. In 2009, "130,000 square kilometers of forest was cut down or burnt," according to that same article.Refe... Read More »

Where is the Amazon rainforest situated?

The Amazon rainforest includes land in nine South American countries, primarily Brazil. The rain forest encompasses 1.4 billion acres of the Amazon River basin, which covers about 40 percent of the... Read More »

How much of the Amazon rainforest has been destroyed?

Since the mid-20th century, almost 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest has been clear-cut. The number could be significantly higher since patches of selective logging aren't figured into the statis... Read More »