Brazilian Rain forests
"The Amazon Rain Forest"
The Amazon Rainforest is a moist broad-leaf forest in the Amazon Basin of South America.
Brazil holds about one-third of the world’s remaining rain forests, including a majority of the Amazon rain forest.
In many tropical countries, the majority of deforestation results from the actions of poor subsistence cultivators. However, in Brazil only about one-third of recent deforestation can be linked to cultivators.
A large portion of deforestation in Brazil can be attributed to land clearing for pastureland by commercial and speculative interests, misguided government policies, inappropriate World Bank projects, and commercial exploitation of forest resources.
Lula da Silva, Brazilian president, has launched an international fund to finance conservation and sustainable development in the Amazon.
The fund will support forest conversation, scientific research and sustainable development projects such as forestry management or developing drugs from plants.
Those rain forests are the home for most of the wonderful wild life in the world.
The Amazon Rain Forest is located in the northwestern part of Brazil.
The Amazon Rain Forrest is the largest rain forest in the world.
The photo on the right is "The Pantanal" which is located in the southwestern part of Brazil.
The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world.