The Amazon is the most species-rich area of the world. Over 2.5 million species of insects live here. The Amazon is also home to more than 3,000 species of fishes and one fifth of the world’s bird species, with more yet to be discovered. However, many of the animals and plants in the Amazon are in danger of extinction. The rainforest is being logged at an ever-increasing rate, and we are losing species before we can identify them.
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