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What Is Biodiversity?

WHAT LIVES IN THE AMAZON?

What is biodiversity, and why is it important?

Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species, and of ecosystems.

Biodiversity boosts the productivity of an ecosystem. Each species no matter how large or small plays an important role in their habitat. Changes in one part of an ecosystem will affect other parts of the ecosystem. Higher numbers of diversity creates more food and promotes symbiotic relationships(a mutually beneficial relationship) between species. This abundance helps to sustain life forms and ensure a healthy environment that can withstand and recover from disasters.

Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources.

The Amazon is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, containing roughly 30% of the world’s species. The species of the Amazon rainforest make up the giant food web of life and death that sustains the very fabric of the ecosystem. Without diversified populations the Amazon’s ecosystem can fail, become emptier, and impoverished. Even though the Amazon may seem far away to some, its Biodiversity is important to the overall health of our planet by keeping its forests strong and resilient and providing us with its continuous global benefits.

The Amazon containins roughly 30% of the world’s species.

From the Blog: Biodiversity

Amazon Rainforest Trees As Sentient Beings

Amazon Rainforest Trees As Sentient Beings

by Sarah duPont  "Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Kahlil Gibran  The Amazon Rainforests has the largest amassing of trees, holding three times more trees than stars in the Milky Way. There are around 390 billion trees-so many that they make...

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Amazon Aid attends Vatican conference focusing on Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical Praise Be

Amazon Aid attends Vatican conference focusing on Pope Francis’ landmark environmental encyclical Praise Be

Sarah duPont of Amazon Aid Foundation attended the conference observing the anniversary of LAUDATO SI’: ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME in early July. This follows a visit Sarah made to the Vatican in February 2018 to screen Amazon Aid’s documentary River of Gold for a group of the Pope’s environmental advisors. The film focuses on illicit and unregulated gold mining in Peru and the environmental consequences for the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people of the region.

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All About Agoutis

All About Agoutis

Species Description Agoutis are rodents in the genus Dasyprocta, which consists of 12 known species found throughout Central and South America. These small mammals may grow up to 2.5 feet long and weigh up to 13 pounds [1]. Their fur comes in many shades of orange,...

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