About Amazon Aid
Where We Work
Amazon Aid thinks big, and understands the need to protect the Amazon as a system. On an average day the Amazon releases 20 billion tons of moisture into the atmosphere seeding the clouds with the critical rains that help sustain every country in South America, except Chile. It is estimated that the Amazon needs 20% of the trees standing across the Amazon to continue this important hydrological cycle.
Therefore, our work is focused on protecting the entire Amazon rainforest, an area that covers 7.8-8.2 million square km (3-3.2 million square mi), of which just over 80 percent is forested. The Amazon covers approximately 40% of the South American continent, is shared by eight countries (Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname), as well as the overseas territory of French Guiana. The Amazon/ is roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States and covers some 40 percent of the South American continent.