Amazon Rainforest

  • Home to iconic species like the Jaguar, Macaw, Amazon River Dolphin, Black Spider Monkey, and Poison Dart Frog, the Amazon River Basin is a vast region with 1.9 billion acres of rainforest and over 1,100 tributaries — 17 of which are longer than 1,000 miles. With the world’s largest rainforest ecosystem, it spans 9 countries and is home to almost 30% of plant and animal species on Earth. And by holding an estimated 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, its forests play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, due to logging, unsustainable agriculture, and forest fires, it’s also a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation. Planting trees in the Amazon Rainforest will help conserve habitat for its iconic wildlife species, provide sustainable livelihoods to local people, and stabilize the climate.  
  • This tree planting project will help protect the Amazon's biodiverse primary forests and restore degraded land. Our partners will work with local farmers to establish sustainable agroforestry using shade-grown cocoa, native tree species, and productive timber species. They will also provide training and technical assistance for participants in the sustainable agroforestry model.
  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Amazon project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant.

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DEFORESTATION IN THE AMAZON

Map of deforestation in the AmazonEXPLORE ON GFW
Amazon Rainforest graphic WWF

Fast Facts: The Amazon Rainforest

Below are some fast facts about the Amazon Rainforest:

  • The Amazon Rainforest is the world's largest tropical rainforest:
    6.9 million square kilometers (2.72 million square miles), the Amazon Basin is roughly the size of the 48 contiguous United States
  • The Amazon forest spans across 9 countries in total:  Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana
  • Researchers estimate there are nearly 16,000 trees species and about 390 billion individual trees. in the Aamazon.
  • The Amazon forest covers around 40% of the South American continent, with approximately 70% of South America's GDP is produced in areas that receive rainfall or water from the Amazon.

WHY PLANT TREES?

Amazon jaguar

Protect animal habitat

The Amazon is home to many rare species, including tapirs, spider monkeys, jaguars, and caiman. Help protect their home!

Local amazon rainforest farmer

Support local farmers

Agroforestry provides long term income that is sustainable economically as well as environmentally. Help empower local farmers with this knowledge!  

Amazon Rainforest Soil

Restore soil health

A big driver of deforestation in the Amazon is over-farming. By balancing sustainable agroforestry with native tree plantation, we can restore nutrients to the soil and prevent further degradation. 

Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land
Sustainable Development Goal 8: Economic Growth
Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

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