Map of Brazil rainforest
Rainforest in Brazil map. Map of Brazil rainforest (South America - Americas) to print. Map of Brazil rainforest (South America - Americas) to download. The Amazon Rainforest (Portuguese: Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia; Spanish: Selva Amazónica, Amazonía or usually Amazonia; French: Forêt amazonienne; Dutch: Amazoneregenwoud), also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America as its shown in the map of Brazil rainforest. This basin encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), of which five and a half million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres) are covered by the rainforest.
There is a reason the Amazon was the place that inspired scientists to coin the term “biodiversity.” The region is home to 10 percent of all plant and animal species known on Earth as its mentioned in the map of Brazil rainforest. There are approximately 40,000 species of plants and more than 400 mammals, with almost 1,300 different varieties of birds and an insect population in the millions. In addition to its unparalleled diversity of life, the Amazon plays an essential role in helping to control the planet atmospheric carbon levels.