The amazon rainforest is a huge place, covering a massive 5,500,500 square kilometres, and spread across Brazil, Peru, and Columbia, to name a few. The forest is home to approximately 390 billion trees, which are divided into 19,000 different species. Some of these trees include kapoks, palms, and cacao trees. Thousands of tourists flock there each year to get a sight of the enormous plants and beautiful wildlife that dwell Even though the amazon may seem majestic today, it is only a portion of the size it was thousands of years ago. This is because of deforestation, which burns down trees in order to make space for plantations, cattle ranches, and oil wells. Although the amazon is smaller than it was before, it is still an awesome sight. You can use this webquest to find out more about the rainforest, and how you can help return the amazon to its former glory.
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