Our Earth houses countless types of animals, fungi, plants, and protists, with each species playing their role in the cycle of all things. In the Amazon Biome alone, the world’s largest remaining tropical rainforest, you’ll find approximately 10 percent of the planet’s biological diversity.
Biodiversity is critical to keeping ecosystems functioning properly. It’s also means that if there is reduced biodiversity, millions of humans will be negatively impacted.
According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment that was released in March 2005, there has already been an irreversible loss of diversity due to human actions, with 10-30 percent of bird, mammal and amphibian species threatened with the possibility of extinction. Plenty have already gone extinct throughout the world, such as the Pyrenean Ibex, Maupiti Monarch, Caspian Tiger, broad-face potoroo, and the Malagasy dwarf hippopotamus.
If you happen to live in an urban area, then we’re pretty sure the only animals you ever encounter are your own pets, or the occasional coyote or hawk. You’ve probably never seen anything like what you’d find in the Amazon, like a capybara or a macaw.
When a camera is set up in the Amazon, it captures footage that few people will ever witness with their own eyes.