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.
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.