The Amazon Rainforest
The rainforest is characterized by large amounts of precipitation falling all year round. Evergreen, tropical rainforests require a lot of water and they also release a lot of water into the atmosphere and the surrounding area. The location on both sides of the equator contributes to this up to about the 10th degree of latitude, where solar radiation is particularly intense.
The terms rainforest and tropical rainforest are often used synonymously, but there are also forms of rainforest in subtropical and temperate climates. In the area of the Amazon river system with thousands of rivers, the largest of all rainforests was formed over nine million years ago. It covers about 670 million hectares and extends from Brazil via Bolivia, Peru and Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela to French Guyana, Guyana and Suriname.
This rainforest is 15 times the size of Germany and plays a decisive role in the global climate. The vegetation in the rainforest binds large amounts of CO2, the trees absorb the carbon dioxide from the air and use the carbon from it for their growth. During this process, 20% of the world’s available oxygen is released.
The Amazon rainforest thus produces just as much oxygen as all other rainforests on the planet combined. This contribution to the global oxygen balance is indispensable for humans and animals.
Courtesy by: Pfly – NASA, plus my additions by myself, Commons,
Current Projects being carried out in the Amazon
1-Documentation and Scientific discovery of the fauna and the flora
-Species of macro and microscopic animals
-Species of fruit and medicinal plants, types of timber trees and other rural plants.
-The rivers that cross, their purity, their contamination, fish and other animals that inhabit their waters.
2-Protection from deforestation, conversion into mono-crop areas, destruction by the illegal search for gold and oil
The protection of the Amazon is becoming very important. The signs of global climate change can be seen daily in the media and made every time with fires, immunizations, droughts, hurricanes, torrential rains and much more.
We will work together with the native peoples or communities that live around or within the conservation areas. the natives or inhabitants have a lot of experience and knowledge of their environment. We will add this knowledge to modern technology to be able to take care of and preserve illegal invaders and defenders.
The perimeters of the “planetlungs” conservation areas will be marked with landmarks to define the boundaries with neighboring forests and indicate that these areas must be respected.
Planetlungs will build observation centers to invite scientists, biologists, naturists, engineers related to the protection of nature.
It will train and educate young people to constantly monitor the forests.
3-Civilization of the natives
-Education of new ways of life, education of the Spanish language.
-sharing with the modern world
-Teaching of ways of cultivation and experience
-Teaching to take care of the forests
-Exchange of modern medicine and indigenous medicine
-Education of the conservation of its environment
4-the conservation of fauna and flora in their natural state
The preservation of protected areas requires the preservation of fauna and flora in their natural state.
The fish and other animals that live in the waters of the rivers that cross the “Planetlungs Amazonas” areas must be preserved and protected from human interference in order for the species to continue to exist.