The Amazon is like a great living being, and it is indeed the epicentre where the Earth breathes
For decades the Amazon has been described as “the lung of the world” because it maintains the balance between the absorption of carbon-dioxide (CO2) from the environment and the release of oxygen we need to live. No matter what corner of the world we find ourselves breathing in, the Amazon produces 20% of the oxygen we need.
The Amazon región, including the river, its tributaries, and forests, is a vast and complex system of plants and animals that circulate much of the planet’s air. From the land, the gigantic trees with branches and leafy treetops carry countless large and tiny animal species and host exotic flora. The abundant rains feed the singular Amazonian green, synonymous with life and full existence.
For these reasons, knowing the Amazon is a great privilege and opportunity. You can experience and enjoy the wild nature and the simple and beautiful lifestyles of its people in this pure and rustic place.