Amazon Rainforest, South America
With 20 per cent of the Earth's oxygen originating from the Amazon, it's no wonder some call it the lungs of our planet. The Amazon's 1.4 billion acres of dense forest is a buffet of biodiversity and one of the world's greatest natural resources. Despite the critical role it plays in sustaining the planet, the South American rainforest is being destroyed at an alarming rate. Land is being cleared for cattle ranches, logging, soybean farming and mining. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 55 per cent of the Amazon's rainforest could be gone by 2030 if current deforestation rates continue.
This species of whale has an unusual and mysterious tusk, once harvested and sold as a unicorn horn for 10 times its weight in gold.
Date 13-05-24, Duration 2:04, Views 2283
Video by: National Geographic
Date 13-05-24 2:04
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