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8 of the World’s Most Incredible Forests

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6. Amazon Rainforest, South America

The Amazon is perhaps the most famous forest on earth, and it certainly earns the distinction. Spectacular animal life, incredible plants, and the world’s longest river makes this forest one of the most important, and, indeed, unparalleled ecosystems in the world. How unparalleled? Well, there are more species of plants and animals in the region than anywhere else on earth. One in five of the world’s bird and animal species live in the trees and waters of the Amazon; overall, one in 10 of the world’s identified species call the area home.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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5:45AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Really amazing!

5:25AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Thank you.

2:19AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Wish to visit all of these forests

1:05PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Amazing forests.Thanks for sharing

4:55AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

4:10AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thank you.

4:01AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Beautiful

2:51AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing

1:56AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

1:19AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Incredible they are, and we MUST save them all for future generations!

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