South America: key figures on the Amazon 2019

The Amazon rainforest is known for being one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. According to the source, this biome located in South America was home to one in every ten known species on Earth. The Amazon basin spans across nine South American countries or territories: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The region occupies an area of 2.6 million square miles, which represents around 40 percent of the total South American territory.

Key figures on the Amazon rainforest as of August 2019

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Central and South America

Survey time period

As of August 2019

Supplementary notes

* Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, a territory of France.
The source does not provide an exact date of publication or data collection. The release and survey date given are the date of access.

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