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New 7 Wonders of Nature Nominees

 

 

 

New 7 Natural Wonders of the World

New Seven Wonders of Nature-One of 28 nominees. Winners will be announced in 2011.

 

Amazon Rainforest
Venezuela, Suriname, Peruu, Guyana, French
Guiana, Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil,
Earth's Natural Wonders in Africa
New Seven Wonders of Nature
A new study, published in the journal Geology, estimates the age of the Amazon river at 11 million years. The researchers found the Amazon River originated as a transcontinental river some 11 million years ago and took its present shape approximately 2.4 million years ago. The Amazon Rainforest is the world's richest and most varied biological reservoir, containing several million species of insects, plants, birds, and other forms of life, many still unrecorded by science.
Amazon Rainforest Slideshow
Pacaya-Samiria NR, Amazon [1]

The Amazon rainforest ), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), of which five and a half million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, and with minor amounts in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. States or departments in four nations bear the name Amazonas after it. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and it comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world.[2]

Amazon Rainforest

 

jkilts
January 19, 2008

 

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References
 
1. Flickr-Amazon Rainforest-  Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/26/2009
2. Wikipedia-Amazon Rainforest-retrieved 7/26/2009
 
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