The Amazon represents more than half of the remaining tropical forests on the planet and comprises the highest biodiversity in a tropical rainforest in the world. It is one of the six great Brazilian biomes.
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The region is home to about 2.5 million species of insects, tens of thousands of plants and about 2,000 birds and mammals. To date, at least
40 000 plant species, 3 000 fish, 1 294 birds, 427 mammals, 428 amphibians and 378 reptiles have been classified scientifically in the Region.