The Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest covers 40% of South America, it's the world's largest rainforest. It is home to some 40,000 plant species, which creates 20% of our oxygen. Another approximately 6,000 animal species call the Amazon home.
The Amazon has seen an alarming increase in deforestation in the last decade. Twenty percent of the Amazon has been lost to development. Most of this is because of the rise in cattle ranches, replacing oxygen producing trees with methane producing cows.
This map was chosen for the Maps Exhibition at Columbia College Chicago, printed at 48x36 inches tall, with the red overlay layer printed on plastic to function as a liftable flap.