Amazon River

Amazon River

The Amazon River is the largest and longer river in the world; it’s also the main artery of the whole Amazon rainforest system and washes most of the villages and towns in the region. If you make a trip up or down the Amazon River you will have the opportunity to know the ecosystem in…

Amazon Rainforest Products

Amazon Rainforest Products

There are many different products from the Amazon rainforest.   Following are some important products and a brief explanation about them.   Natural rubber (or latex): used to make many rubber products from electronic components to condoms. Rubber was responsible for the first economic cycle of development in the Amazon rainforest. Natural rubber is extracted…

Rainforest Destruction

Rainforest Destruction

There are many reasons the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed, but if you take a closer look all of them share the same principle, profit. For someone that is exploiting the forest and destroying it in the process there is nothing that will change their minds unless they find a more profitable business. Although this…

Fauna

Fauna

According to the National Academy of Sciences, a typical four square mile patch of rainforest contains as many as 125 mammal species, 400 species of birds, 100 of reptiles, 60 of amphibians, and 150 different species of butterflies. In one study, one square meter of leaf litter, when analyzed, turned up 50 species of ants…

Unique Places of Interest

Unique Places of Interest

There are several places to go in the Amazon rainforest; it would probably be difficult to know all of them. A good start is visiting the Brazilian national parks in the region, most of them don’t have much infrastructure for tourists but this is quickly being developed and you should find very good conditions by…

Rainforest Tourism

Rainforest Tourism

Tourism in the Amazon rainforest is increasing, although it doesn’t play a major role in the economic life of the region. There are some reasons that keep the regular tourist away from the Amazon rainforest. The most important is the lack of reliable information making it much harder to plan a trip to the Amazon…

Amazon Rainforest Travel

Amazon Rainforest Travel

The Amazon rainforest is huge, and you can enter from several different countries. The easiest countries to enter from are Ecuador and Brazil. To enter from Ecuador , take an international airline to Quito . From Quito travel to the Amazon rainforest, by bus, small plane or private guide. Quito is a unique city, rich…

Amazon Rainforest Discoveries

Amazon Rainforest Discoveries

There are many discoveries in the Amazon rainforest from different branches of science. Because the Amazon rainforest still keeps its original ecosystem features (when compared with all other ecosystems in the planet), natural sciences researches in that region can be very effective and discover important things, not only about the Amazon rainforest or its past,…