The Amazon rainforest covers parts of Brazil, Peru and other South American countries. It is famous for its biodiversity and size.
Most of the Amazon rainforest — 60% — is located in Brazil. It is the largest piece of rainforest in the world and also the most biodiverse. The rainforest is under threat from deforestation, with 17% of it having been destroyed by 2018. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content about the Amazon rainforest.
Experts predict a double catastrophe in the Amazon rainforest if the coronavirus pandemic overlaps with the forest fire season. The Brazilian government has frozen climate funds and rolled back environmental regulations.