Every now and again there is an environmentalist group picketing the preservation of the Amazon Rainforest. For those unfamiliar with the Amazon Rainforest, it is a moist broadleaf forest located in the Amazon Basin of South America. The area, also known Amazonia, the Amazon Jungle or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations: Brazil (with 60 percent of the rainforest), Peru (with 13 percent of the rainforest, second after Brazil),Colombia,Venezuela,Ecuador, Boliva, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. States or departments in four nations bear the name Amazonas after it. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforests in the world.
Adopt the Amazon
Through the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) one is able to adopt an Amazonian Park for the mere charitable sum of $1,000,000 USD. If your not so generous with your checkbook but would still like to help the cause, you can adopt and track a breeding pair of Amazonian Macaws for $10,000.00 USD.