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Amazon Earth Day 2018

First and only Amazon Earth Day originates in Iquitos, Peru

A week-long celebration to raise awareness of Amazon issues, and to promote sustainable actions.

The Wealth of the Amazon

  • The Amazon rainforest is called “the lungs of the World” because it provides more than 20 percent of the world’s oxygen.
  • One-fifth of the world's fresh water is in the Amazon Basin.
  • The Amazon Rainforest covers over a billion acres-- if Amazonia were a country, it would be the ninth largest in the world.
  • The Amazon rainforests are called “the jewels of the Earth”-- there are around 40,000 plant species, 1,300 bird species, 3,000 types of fish, 430 mammals and 2.5 million kinds of insects.
  • The Amazon rainforests are called “the World’s largest pharmacy”-- quinine, muscle relaxants, steroids, and anticancer drugs have already been discovered.

AS GOES THE AMAZON, SO GOES THE WORLD

**Stay connected for full schedule of week-long events in Iquitos, Peru…April, 2018

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"The power of a shaman is known by their work in the world" -Rufino, Bolivian Aymara Shaman
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