The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, spanning over 5.5 million sq. kilometers. Often referred to as “the lungs of the earth”, the Amazon produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen. It is also home to over 44,000 plant and animal species, as well as over 2.5 million different insects! An estimated 500 indigenous tribes call this rainforest home, amounting to over 250,000 people who rely on its existence for survival.
Donations toward the Amazon rainforest go a long way. Planting trees here not only offers a chance to help all the millions of species that rely on the Amazon, but also employs local tree planters and help fight against poverty in a handful of Latin American countries. Donate today to keep the earth’s lungs pumping!