Amazon Basin

The Amazon rainforest is the most biodiverse region on Earth


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Despite its critical importance to life, the Amazon is under siege

Commercial industries threaten to disinherit living beings from their rainforest homes. Deforestation has destroyed 20% of the region and is accelerating. And the Amazon is burning at rates never seen before.

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The Amazon is the largest rainforest on Earth, covering 1.4 billion acres across 9 countries. It is one of the world’s largest carbon stores and a top global conservation priority.

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At-risk wildlife in the Amazon

Jaguar in Brazilian rainforest
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The Jaguar, by Pedro Helder Pinheiro

Giant Otter in Peru
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Giant Otter

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Golden Poison Frog, Colombia, EN

Photos of a very photogenic Blue-throated Macaw at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, by Michael Seely.
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The Blue-throated Macaw CR). Wild birds are taken for the pet trade.

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The Amazon River Dolphin

Millions of indigenous people rely on the rainforest for survival

Rainforest Trust and our partners help empower local indigenous communities to gain legal rights to their land so they can halt its destruction and sustainably manage protected areas. To date, we have helped protect 16.3 million acres of Amazon rainforest.

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