The Amazon Rain Forest Basin is the home to our largest rainforest on Earth.
It represents over half of the planets remaining rainforests. The basin is roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States. It covers some 40% of the South American continent, which encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations: Brazil (with 60 percent of the rainforest), Peru (with 13 percent of the rainforest, second after Brazil), Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rain forest and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world.
Help spread awareness of the importance of saving the Amazon by coming to visit, spending your time with the Combo Education Centre and helping a deprived riberinho (river people) community in the Brazilian Amazon, reachable only by boat. Local but now world-renowned composer and cellist, Diego Carneiro, founded AmazonArt to help this incredible, small but inspiring centre in Combu, a short boat journey from the city of Belém, northern Amazonian Brazil.
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