Brazilian Rainforest


Not all Brazilian rainforest is found in Amazon.


Brazil has also got the so-called Atlantic rainforests which are found along its south-eastern coasts, roughly south from Salvador.  


These forests get less rain than Amazon, and they also get cooler temperatures with greater seasonal changes than does the Amazon basin. Altitudes are also more variable than in the amazon.

Tree and Stars at Dusk, Atlantic Rainforest, Sao Paulo State, Brazil
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These varieties mean there are large amounts of different plant and animal species in different forest types like the lower montane forest, tropical semi-deciduous forest, and tropical moist broadleaf forest.



Many species are endemic to the area. 54% of trees, 64% of palms, 80% of primates and 40% of all other animals are found nowhere else in the world.

Golden Lion Tamarin, Free-Living Infant, Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil
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