Amazon… a single word can encompass so much that it’s difficult to know where to begin. The greatest river, the largest rainforest, home to 10% of all known species; but statistics and facts probably don’t do it justice..
This is what 9.07 billion people looks like, the prediction for 2050. In this brave new world 62% of the population will live in Africa, Southern and Eastern Asia. Notice Russia, South America and Australia as they shrink in comparison.
In the last decade of the 20th century, it was estimated that 1.33 million km2 of forest was lost. Worldmapper manipulates that map of the world that we are all used to, reflecting the subject of interest.
James is a scientist, writer and speaker with a passion for adventurous conservation fieldwork and expeditions. He’s been involved with a range of projects over four continents. From critically endangered big cats in the remote Dhofar mountains to biodiversity surveys in the Amazon and forest genetics in the high Arctic.
In the UK, James is a passionate advocate for citizen science and regularly speaks in schools and NGOs to inspire and engage young people.