The Brazil Rainforest is a part of the Amazon rain forest and is often referred to as the Amazon rain forest. It is a moist broadleaf forest located in the Amazon Basin of South America.
The area better known as Amazonia covers an area of seven million square kilometers, with 5.5 million square kilometers under forest cover. Apart from Brazil it also covers eight other nations with Brazil itself covering 60 percent of the total area. The Brazil rainforest represents over half of the worlds remaining rainforests.
Biodiversity of Brazil Rainforest
The Brazil rainforest have an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. It’s an astounding fact that about more than 33% of all species in the world live in the Brazil Rainforest. Amazon Rainforest is a habitat to about 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and almost 2000 birds and mammals.
Till today at least 40,000 plant species, 3,000 fish, 1,294 birds, 378 reptiles, 427 amphibians and 427 mammals, have been identified in this region.
Deforestation of Brazil Rainforest
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has occurred due to human settlement and land development within 1991 and 2000, the gross deforestation area rose from 415,000 to 587,000 km square km. If deforestation continues like this the forest will be reduced by 40% within another twenty years and may be entirely wiped out by the end of this century. But for the last five years serious steps has been adopted for conservation and it is expected to fight out the evils of deforestation.