Amazonia is the largest of the tropical rainforests that form a lush, green band around the equator. Sometimes called the “lungs of the planet,” Amazonia generates oxygen and affects weather patterns around the globe. In fact, the health of the Amazon rainforest is linked to the rest of our world.

Characterized by miles of rivers and tributaries, high rainfall, and rich biodiversity, Amazonia is home to wildlife ranging from the fungi that support leafcutter ants to predators like the elusive jaguar. It is also home to some of the world's most important natural resources—and like the rest of the world, it is changing. We collaborate with conservation experts in the Peruvian Amazon so that wildlife can continue to thrive.



Key Species