Facts about the Amazon

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I thought it might be fun to visit some facts about an amazing river — The Amazon.

Facts about the Amazon

Sixty percent of the Amazon rainforest is contained within Brazil.

The Amazon welcomed nearly 500,000 tourists in 2008

The Amazon represents more than half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world.

The Amazon boasts 324 mammals, 2,500 species of fish and 1,800 different species of birds.

The Amazon is in the running to be one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature and can be voted for online at http://www.new7wonders.com/.

Look for some exciting news in our blog coming up soon…!

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