Welcome from Brazil!

Brazil is the world’s sixth most populous country, covering the fifth largest land area that  is also home to the most biologically diverse population of native plant and animal species on  Earth. Occupying close to half (47.7%) of South America, Brazil is the only country large enough  to span both the equator and the Southern Tropic, also known as the Tropic of Capricorn

Brazil is divided into five different regions which vary considerably in climate, terrain,  vegetation, water availability, agriculture and living species. Because Brazil has many different  soils and climates, it can produce a great variety of crops. Its primary agricultural products used  around the world include sugarcane, latex, coffee, cocoa beans, cotton, soybeans, rice and  tropical fruits (it’s the world’s leading provider of oranges!). Though mostly tropical, the  southern parts of Brazil are more temperate. 

The people of Brazil are very welcoming and embrace visitors with great respect. Friendship,  hospitality, family values and social interactions are highly valued among Brazilian people which  makes the country one of the most kind and hospitable places on the planet.  

Home to well over half of the world’s largest rainforest – the Amazon Rainforest – where one out of ten of Earth’s identified living species lives, Brazil takes up 40% of the country’s total land  area. The vast majority of its population lives along its Atlantic coast to the southeast, far away  from the Amazon Rainforest. Accordingly, Brazil has created a network of protected areas  covering about 25% of its national territory, including equal protections for conservation and  indigenous lands. 

Welcome to Brazil’s ecological and cultural hub on Ecology Prime! This is where the ecology,  people and living species of Brazil come together as an extremely diverse habitat and  geologically rich system in Earth’s hub of life. This is Brazil….