How much of Brazil rainforest is left?
Estimated loss by year
|Period||Estimated remaining forest cover in the Brazilian Amazon (km2)||Percent of 1970 cover remaining|
Is the Amazon man made?
While previously thought to have been an empty wilderness in pre-contact times, it has become increasingly clear that the Amazon has, first, a deep and ancient pattern of human settlement dating back to 12,000 years ago, and second, that much of the Amazon “jungle” that we know today is, in fact, an anthropogenic …