When an Amazon forest falls: ‘This is what happens when you go to the Amazon’
Posted On July 25, 2021
The Amazon is the largest rainforest on Earth, covering more than 200 million square kilometers (94 million square miles) in some places.
Its main landmass is in the central Amazon basin and covers more than 7 million square km (3.3 million square mile) of land in the northern part of the country.
It is a vast region, home to some of the most biodiverse biodiversity on Earth.
It includes the Amazon rainforest and the region around the city of Lima.
But the Amazon is also the home of a very special species of forest, the Amazonian giant sequoia.
It has been named after its iconic green, trunk-like leaves.
It grows up to 60 meters (170 feet) tall, and is a very hardy tree.
It thrives in extremely dry conditions, which is why its branches are so tough.
“When it is dry, it can live for thousands of years,” said Maria del Carmen, who leads the forest research program at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Chile.
It was a rare opportunity for del Carmen to observe this extraordinary tree in its native environment.
“It is such an important plant, a very important part of a large ecosystem,” she said.
“I hope that in the future, with a better understanding of this tree, we can better understand its ecological consequences in the Amazon.”
This is what happened when the Amazon fell to the ground, she said, adding that it is the only known case of the giant sequa leaf falling on an Amazonian forest.
The giant sequoise is a rare species, so rare that the species has not been found in any other place on Earth except for a handful of isolated specimens, such as in the Antarctic.
But del Carmen said it is also one of the largest trees in the world.
It measures about 20 meters (65 feet) across and weighs between 200 and 500 kilograms (500 and 1,300 pounds).
In the Amazon, the giant salamander, the largest of the two giant sequas, has been recorded to be about the same size as the giant tree, but in fact, it is taller and heavier.
And this is just one of many examples of how the Amazon has changed in the last three centuries.
The forest’s loss was one of several natural disasters that have ravaged the Amazon and its surrounding areas in recent years, but del Carmen pointed out that the largest was a massive fire that devastated the Brazilian Amazon.
That disaster destroyed almost 4 million hectares (10 million acres) of Amazonian rainforest, which accounts for the largest amount of land area on Earth today.
The fire also destroyed much of the Amazon’s traditional water sources, such for drinking, farming and for storing food.
“That was a catastrophe, and it was so big,” del Carmen told Al Jazeera.
“There was a very long time period of drought and fire, so the forests were burned to the bone.
But now the rainforest has been completely destroyed, but we don’t know how long it will be destroyed or how much it will have to recover from the damage.
The rainforest is very valuable in terms of food, so it’s very important that the Amazon ecosystem is restored.”
The destruction of the rainforests has left a devastating legacy.
“We need to think about how we’re going to preserve these rainforelands,” said del Carmen.
“If you destroy them, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be another one.
And if there is another one, we don’st know what will happen next.”
What’s more, it could also destroy the rain forests that support the entire ecosystem of the region.
“The rainforeas are an important part for the ecosystem and they are the primary food source for these animals, which in turn support the ecosystem,” said David Laidlaw, a scientist at the University of the Andes in Peru.
“In this area, the rainfarms are almost completely gone, and this area is becoming a new one for species to move to, so we have to consider that.”
The Amazon’s decline is the second in recent decades, but the destruction has not come without some problems.
“As soon as the Amazon was destroyed, it went from being a very large, beautiful and diverse ecosystem to just one small area that is mostly very barren, with no rainforest,” said Laidaws.
The Amazon rainforeast is one of Brazil’s major rivers.
It drains the Andean rainforest.
The land in which the Amazon basin lies has been the home to a number of tropical species, including the giant lemur, which has been extinct for over 400 years.
But in recent centuries, the region has been plagued by logging and mining.
It also has become a hotbed of illegal logging, with over 1,000 illegal loggers operating in the area.
The Brazilian government has recently been working to restore the Amazon Rain