The Amazon Rainforest2010
By Amelia Meyer
The Amazon Jungle, as it is commonly known in English, is a magnificent broad-leafed rainforest in the heart of Brazil, the basin of which covers an impressive area of 7 million square kilometres (or 1.7 billion acres).
It has an astonishing value in the natural world in terms of the Oxygen that it provides, the Carbon Dioxide that it consumes and the splendid array of exquisite plant- and animal species to which it is home. In fact, it is home to the most diverse and numerous arrays of species in the world.
However, the Amazon is not yet a very popular or frequented tourist destination. This is for several reasons: