Probably no other place is more critical for human survival than the Amazon. Nearly the size of the continental United States, the Amazon rainforest is the largest remaining tropical forest on our planet. It is home to:
- 1/3 of the world's species;
- 1/4 of the world's freshwater;
- 1/5 of the world's forests;
- 48 billion tons of carbon dioxide in its trees;
- 200 indigenous and traditional communities.
We hear a lot of opinions about what's happening in the Amazon Rainforest. Here are the facts.
Roads, farms, dams—development is happening throughout Brazil, including the Amazon rainforest. Learn how we're working throughout the Amazon River basin to ensure sustainable development.
Brazil is the world's second largest beef producer and grows 1/3 of the world's soy. How will they meet growing demands for food and protect the world's largest rainforest? Learn how through these stories and infographics.
For centuries, tribes have been an integral part of the Amazon Rainforest. Learn more about them and how they're adapting to the 21st Century.