Interesting Facts About Amazon River

This is to give everyone some interesting information regarding the famous Amazon River.

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It is just quite interesting to explore places on different corners of the globe. Anyway, almost all of us are familiar about the Amazon River. We all know for a fact that the Amazon is the second longest river in the world. It is around 4,000 miles long. It is the main river located in South America. Aside from these information, there are still several Amazon River interesting facts that you might want to know.

Do you know that the Indians were the first inhabitants in the Amazon River Basin? Later on, Europeans came into the place. There were several Spanish explorers who led the exploration of the Amazon River. Up until now, there are still several indigenous tribes who are still staying in the Amazon basin. Over the years, Amazon River basin has been explored and used by farmers, loggers, miners and several others. Some developments have been made but the majority of the Amazon Basin is still a big wilderness. It is great to know that countries like Brazil are making extra effort not to destroy the Amazon basin’s rain forest. This is a great step to protect our environment.

Moving on, the Amazon River contains different species of fish. The fierce piranhas also thrive in this vast river. The scary anacondas also stay around the shallow waters within this area. Aside from these marine animals, wild animals also thrive in the wilderness of the Amazon basin. There are also thousands of species of plants within the place. It is just so amazing how this place is being safely protected from unscrupulous people and big companies which might exploit the area. These are just few of the Amazon River facts.

Finally, it is quite an inspiration for everyone regarding the situation in the Amazon River. The place has maintained its large wildlife resources since people within the area work together to protect the Amazon River basin. So, to everyone, let this be a challenge to help maintain and conserve our natural resources. This is our greatest gift that we can share in the next generation to come. We must, learn to value our surroundings. Nature will give us abundant supply of natural resources if we know how to care for it.

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  1. Posted December 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    must-see place, indeed.

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