Diversity of South America

Diversity of South America


It is estimated that around 40% of the world's plant and animal species are found in South America. This is despite it covering less than 12% of the Earth's total land surface.


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It is estimated that around 40% of the world's plant and animal species are found in South America. This is despite it covering less than 12% of the earth's total land surface. Ecuador is home to over 1000 species of orchids. The Brazilian Amazon is home to the largest uncontacted native populations in the world.


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