Focusing on the Amazon – January 2024




The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, covering a massive area of 844 million hectares, comparable to the size of China. Its ecosystem plays a crucial role for the planet by storing carbon, preventing its accumulation in the atmosphere and, therefore, regulating global temperature and the water cycle. However, the Amazon faces pressures that threaten not only its ecosystem, social, and cultural connectivity, but also the survival of humanity.