7 Natural Wonders to Visit in 2013

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Amazon Rainforest

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<p>The world's largest tropical rainforest, <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/south-america/brazil/the-amazon/">the Amazon</a> in South America is spread out over 5.5 million square feet across nine countries. The Amazon's unparalleled biodiversity makes it an amazing place for nature lovers. Visit during the dry season, from July through December, when it is hot but activities like hiking and fishing are possible (the rest of the year is the wet season and it is <em>wet</em>). But the natural splendor of the rainforest is at risk; new roads, dams, increased pasture area for cattle, deforestation, illegal natural resource extraction, and climate change are just some of the things threatening the thousands of species that call the river and rainforest home.</p>

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