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In the Amazon there are 180,000 species of insects known.

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In the Amazon jungle, there are 180,000 species of insects known, but to identify them all, will take at least 3,600 years. It says the National Institute of investigations on the Amazon (INPA), just complaining of the lack of taxonomists (specialists who deal with distinguishing species) and indicating that, at this moment, in the most 'great forest in the world operate only a twenty entomologists.

The Amazon rainforest is a largely included in Brazilian territory, which covers an area equal to 42% of that of Europe. From the far western edge of the forest at the foot of the Andes, to the shores of the Atlantic there are 3200 km.
The Amazon also has the largest basin in the world and is the second longest river after the Nile.

amazon_basin_map-max A reason has been said that the Amazon is kind of a planet in its own right. The rainforest will thrive in its richest forms: the undergrowth is very developed, the trees and vegetation air, forming an almost continuous coverage.

Here live 750 species of trees, 400 species of birds and 125 mammals, 100 species of reptiles and 60 amphibians. E 'was calculated that in every single tree may live 400 types of insects.
The Amazon is more of an ecosystem, a large forest, a vast country to protect: the Amazon is our future.

Just over a fifth of the planet's original forest has been preserved, those who remain at least half is seriously threatened by mining and agricultural activities of man, but especially from exploitation for commercial extraction of timber.
With its 370 million hectares of the Brazilian Amazon is the largest expanse of primary forest in the world, one third of the total forests around the world.


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Maria Susana Diaz

I like nature, cooking and photography. In my travels between Argentina and Italy I prefer witness through photography environment, natural and gastronomic riches.

1 comment:

  1. Over 90% of the animal species in the Amazon are insects.
    Whereas all of Europe has some 321 butterfly species, the Manu National Park in Peru (4000 hectare-survey) has 1300 species, while Tambopata National Park (5500 hectare-survey) has at least 1231 species.
    Around 25% of the world's 2 million described animals species are beetles (Coleoptera).
    The Longhorn Beetle (Titanus giganteus) can have a body length (not including antennae) of over 6.5 inches (16 cm),
    A single square mile of rainforest often houses more than 50,000 insect species
    Some scientists estimate that 30% of the animal biomass of the Amazon Basin is made up of ants.

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