This is the area that drains into the amazon river. Learn about deforestation rates and other land use practices forest fires forest communities biodiversity and much more.
The 2019 amazon rainforest wildfires season saw a year to year surge in fires occurring in the amazon rainforest and amazon biome within brazil bolivia paraguay and peru during that year s amazonian tropical dry season.
Amazon forest map. Fires normally occur around the dry season as slash and burn methods are used to clear the forest to make way for agriculture livestock logging and mining leading to. You can see exactly where by using the amazon rainforest map below. As the fires in the rainforest continue to burn our environment could be harmed.
You can find out more about the amazon basin further down the page. Explore the state of forests worldwide by analyzing tree cover change on gfw s interactive global forest map using satellite data. This basin encompasses 7 000 000 km 2 2 700 000 sq mi of which 5 500 000 km 2 2 100 000 sq mi are covered by the rainforest.
This map shows active fire detections in the amazon rainforest in brazil as observed by terra and aqua modis between aug. The rainforest is the area of dark green that covers most of the top of the continent. Map of the amazon basin in south america satellite.
The amazon is the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world and produces 20 of the world s oxygen. The rivers still form the major communications routes and not unsurprisingly areas of habitation are almost exclusively confined to riverside. Learn how to create your own.
The amazon rainforest alternatively the amazon jungle also known in english as amazonia is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the amazon biome that covers most of the amazon basin of south america. Globalization could save the amazon rainforest. Half the amazon rainforest will be lost within 20 years.
Amazon deforestation peaked in late 1990s and early 2000s. The rainforest is located in the amazon basin. The immense size of the amazon rainforest can be appreciated by examining a map of the region.
This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. Goggle terrain map of amazon rainforest in south america. Can cattle ranchers and soy farmers save the amazon rainforest.
This map was created by a user. It is roughly the same size as the united states but very little of it is inhabited. Amazon natives use google earth gps to protect forest home.
In the worst phases of those peak deforestation periods over 10 000 square miles of forest could be cut down in a year much of that.