Amazon Rainforest

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Amazon Rainforest



The Amazon Rainforest is located in South America.

It is hot and humid with an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius all through the year.

Some animals of the Amazon are poison dart frogs, kinkajous, ocelots, macaws,Giant River otter,sloth,golden lion tamarin,spider monkey and the giant anteater

Plants of the Amazon include Bromeliad, Heliconia, Kapok Tree, Orchids, Water Lily, White Trillium, Castor Beans, Mangrove Trees and Awarra




Mededicinal usestwo of the most known medicinal plants are:

The cocoa tree produces more than 150 chemicals in its leaves, seeds, bark and fruit. It treats fever, fatigue, and coughs .Five hundred years ago the plant was brought to Europe where it was used to treat kidney stones and cuts and burns

The Cocoa tree

Annatto/Lipstick tree

Annatto/Lipstick tree has a wide variety of uses. Rainforest peoples have used the plant for things from insect repellant. Colombians have used extracts from the plant to treat snakebites.

Threats of the Amazon

Fifteen percent of the Amazon Rainforest has been destroyed. In 2000 alone more than four million acres of the Amazon were lost to illegal and destructive logging, mining, burning, agricultural plantations and road building. The burning of the rainforest is for land to farm.


Around 80% of food we originaly eat came from the Amazon Rainforest.Some of the more popular examples include coffee, chocolate, rice, tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, black pepper, pineapples and corn. Over a quarter of the medicines we use today have their origins in the rainforests and only about 1% of rainforest plants have been examined for their medicinal uses.Some people call the rainforests the world’s lungs because absorb so much carbon dixide and turn it into oxygen.The Amazon Rainforest has

The Amazon Rainforest is around 5,500,000km2


The Amazon River

The Amazon River is located in South America. It runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.


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