Most of the Amazon region is covered by a forest with a surface area of around 6 million square kilometres. It has existed for around 50 million years and has undergone major disturbances but never resetting like in our latitudes following the ice ages. 200,000 species have been identified there to date taking all groups together which gives an estimated total of 1.8 million.
The exhibition "Année internationale des forêts" (International Year of Forests) was designed by the CNRS in French Guiana in collaboration with the CNRS Communication Department and CNRS Images and presents 20 large photos with legends. It offers an overview of research carried out in the Amazonian rain forest by CNRS teams - 2011
Editorial and graphic design and production
Scientific direction of the project: Martine Hossaert
Scientific council: René Bally, Bruno David, Bruno Di Gusto, Pierre Charles-Dominique, Jérôme Orivel, Catherine Soler.
Photos: © Claude DELHAYE (CNRS Images) - Damien Davy: CNRS photo library
Texts and captions: Alain Pavé and Gaëlle Fornet (CNRS Guyane)
Exhibition panels description
Description of digital format
The exhibitions can be complemented by a selection of films recommended by our scientific mediation officer.