Facts About the Amazon

 

  • Over the past 40 years, nearly 20% of the Amazon Rainforest has been deforested. Every few minutes, up to 200 football fields worth of precious Amazon jungle land is destroyed by various corporations and governing bodies.
  • A healthy Amazon Rainforest would be a primary driver combating global climate change
  • 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon causing many to refer to it as “the lungs of the Earth”
  • The Amazon rainforest houses both contacted tribes and tribes living in “voluntary isolation”. 
  • 90 tribes have been destroyed since the 1900’s
  • Indigenous knowledge of local flora and fauna – which could be the key to unlocking the cures to many modern diseases – is disappearing as indigenous culture and practices are undermined by “modern” society.

 

 

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The Amazon's Uncontacted Tribes