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Latin America rainforest map

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The Amazon watershed region is the largest area of unbroken rainforest in tropical America (and in the world) as shown in this map of Latin American rainforest. (Note: green area includes tropical forest outside the Amazon watershed.) Countries with significant rainforest remaining are labelled. Other significant areas are in western Colombia and Venezuela, east of the Andes and along the northeast coast of South America in Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana. Much smaller areas include parts of Central America, as well as a region along the southeast coast of Brazil. Both these additional regions are severely deforested however, due to a combination of logging, ranching and urban development. (Countries without significant areas are not labelled.)

(Data derived from map produced by National Geographic Map Machine.)

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