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the amazon

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most exotic places in the world. It features a wide variety of plant and animal life. The Amazon Rainforest is an exciting travel experience with sights and adventures unique to the region.

Ecological Wonders

The Amazon rainforest is a sprawling ecological complex of wonders. It is believed that scientists know more about the ocean floor than certain parts of the rainforest. Due to its thick, winding trees and dense foliage, researching the area is difficult. Compounding the problem is the forest's sheer size. Bordering eight countries and stretching across an entire continent, the Amazon rainforest is the most daunting of ecosystems.

Often referred to as the "lungs of our planet," the Amazon rainforest produces over 20 percent of the Earth's oxygen. Every species within it plays an integral role in balancing and maintaining the health of the forest. With such dense and tall-growing foliage, researchers have broken it up into four different layers--each boasting a unique ecosystem.