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About the Amazon
The Amazon is an area of tropical evergreen broadleaf rainforest covering half a billion square kilometres over 9 countries in the northern area of South America. The forest receives a high rainfall (more than 2,000 millimetres or 80 inches annually) throughout the year. The Amazon region contains over 300 indigenous tribes. About 70 tribes have yet to make formal contact with the outside world. Less than 200,000 indigenous people live in the rainforest.
The life of the Amazon rainforest is the Amazon River, which begins in the Andes Mountains at the west of the Amazon basin, and covers a distance of about 6,400 kilometres (4,000 miles) before draining into the Atlantic Ocean at Belem, Brazil.
Why visit the Amazon Jungle?
A visit to the Amazon Jungle of Peru, offers the opportunity to breathe in some of the purest air on the planet and see some of the world’s most amazing birds and animals in their natural rainforest habitat. From bullet ants to tarantulas, jaguars to capybaras, piranhas to giant river otters, capuchins to howler monkeys and much more, this is an important destination not to be missed.
Amazon flora and fauna
The Amazon basin region is home to about 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and some 2,000 birds and mammals. To date, at least 40,000 plant species, 3,000 fish, 1,294 birds, 427 mammals, 428 amphibians, and 378 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the region. One in five of all the birds in the world live in the rainforests of the Amazon.
The diversity of plant species in the Amazon is the highest on Earth. Experts estimate that one square kilometre of Amazon rainforest can contain about 90,790 tonnes of living plants, comprised of 75,000 types of trees and 150,000 species of higher plants. An estimated 438,000 species of plants of economic and social interest have been registered in the region with many more remaining to be discovered or catalogued.
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