Biodiversity in Amazonia

Biodiversity in Amazonia

The Amazon River basin is one of the areas in the world with the greatest known biodiversity. Over the past decade, more than 1,200 species of plants and animals—fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals—were discovered and classified there, says a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report. This means that, on average, a new species is discovered in Amazonia every three days. “The number of discoveries of new species is just amazing,” says Sarah Hutchison, WWF coordinator in Brazil, “and this does not include the many groups of insects that are discovered.”

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