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5 Facts About Amazon rainforest

Here are 5 facts about Amazon rainforest

  • The rainforest formed during the Eocene period
  • The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests
  • It covers approx 2,123,562 sq miles
  • It comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world
  • From 1991 to 2000, the total area of forest lost in the Amazon rose from 160,000 to 227,000 sq miles,
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