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The Amazon river basin and surrounding rain forest encompasses more than 1/3 of the entire world's wildlife.
The enormous tropical forest and 2nd longest river on the planet cover an area exceeding 5,400,000 km2!!
The Amazon's rain forest has the richest biodiversity, while the river system is home to over 2,100 fish species...with more being discovered every year!
Illegal gold mining and deforestation are two destructive practices threatening the Amazon. This vast area is home to numerous native communities that rely on their surrounding environment to survive.
A true wonder of the world, the Amazon rain forest and river basin require protection, restoration, and conservation action in order to withstand aggressive human exploitation.