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Rain Forest. In Brazil, which houses 30 percent of the remaining tropical rain forest on Earth, more than 50,000 square miles of rain forest were lost to deforestation between 2000 and 2005.

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Biologists worry about the long-term consequences. Drought may be one. Some rain forests, including the Amazon, began experiencing drought in the 1990s, possibly due to deforestation and global warming. Efforts to discourage deforestation, mainly through sustainable-logging initiatives, are underway on a very limited basis but have had a negligible impact so far. Tropical Rain Forest Biome. Tropical Rain Forest Pictures. Rainforest Facts. Rainforest Facts. Bing. Rainforest Biomes. The tropical rain forest is a forest of tall trees in a region of year-round warmth.

Rainforest Biomes

An average of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.) of rain falls yearly. Rain forests belong to the tropical wet climate group. The temperature in a rain forest rarely gets higher than 93 °F (34 °C) or drops below 68 °F (20 °C); average humidity is between 77 and 88%; rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year. There is usually a brief season of less rain. In monsoonal areas, there is a real dry season. Rainforests now cover less than 6% of Earth's land surface. Facts on the Rainforest. KDE Santa Barbara.

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Aquatic Biomes | Terrestrial Biomes | GAMES! What are biomes? Children's Tropical Forests - Facts (Rainforest Animals) Children's Tropical Forests (U.K.)

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Fact Sheet. Rainforest Canopy Trees. Rainforest tree in Sumatra.

Rainforest Canopy Trees

Click image for more photos of rainforest trees in Indonesia. (Photo by R. Butler) Rainforest Climate. Rain Forest Threats, Rain Forest Species. More than half of Earth’s rain forests have already been lost forever to the insatiable human demand for wood and arable land.

Rain Forest Threats, Rain Forest Species

Rain forests that once grew over 14 percent of the land on Earth now cover only about 6 percent. And if current deforestation rates continue, these critical habitats could disappear from the planet completely within the next hundred years. The reasons for plundering rain forests are mainly economic. Wealthy nations drive demand for tropical timber, and cash-strapped governments often grant logging concessions at a fraction of the land’s true value.

“Homesteader” policies also encourage citizens to clear-cut forests for farms. Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More. Rainforest Biome. The rainforests of the world are being destroyed by human beings.

Rainforest Biome

Many species belonging to the rainforest biomes are endangered. This article will provide you information on rainforest biome animals and plants. Scroll down to know about rainforest biome food web too. Rainforest Biome - Classroom Zoo Project. Rainforest : Mission: Biomes. Temperature 20°C to 25°C, must remain warm and frost-free Precipitation.

Rainforest : Mission: Biomes

Rainforest : Mission: Biomes. Rainforest Biome. Rainforest Animals. Rainforest. Rainforest Biome: Videos, Maps, Information. The following pages on the Rainforest are designed to be the ultimate guide to rainforests of the world.

Rainforest Biome: Videos, Maps, Information

Please follow the links in the box below for more detailed information on each of the important rainforest topics. What defines a rainforest? The simple answer is that rainforests are defined by the amount and frequency of rain. To be a rainforest there must be at least 1750-2000 mm of rain a year and the rain must not be distributed extremely unevenly throughout the year. For example, certain tropical savannas receive rain only a few months a year in monsoon-like downpours. Rainforest Climate. Rainforest climate is not always hot.

Rainforest Climate

These grow in much lower latitudes - even in quite cold places like Canada, Norway, and the southern tip of South America. What is a more important criteria for rainforests than temperature, is humidity - and rainfall. All rainforests, whether tropical or temperate, require a lot of rain. © Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy It's water that makes these forests so dense, lush and rich on species. Rainforest people. Of the remaining forest people, the Amazon supports the largest native, or indigenous populations, although these people, too, have been impacted by the modern world. While they still depend on the forest for traditional hunting and gathering, most Amerindians, as American indigenous people are called, grow crops (like bananas, manioc, and rice), use western goods (like metal pots, pans, and utensils), and make regular trips to towns and cities to bring foods and wares to market. Still, these forest people can teach us a lot about the rainforest.

Their knowledge of medicinal plants used for treating illness is unmatched, and they have a great understanding of the ecology of the Amazon rainforest. In Africa there are native forest dwellers sometimes known as pygmies. The tallest of these people, also called the Mbuti, rarely exceed 5 feet in height. By Rhett Butler. Rainforest Snakes. Tropical Rainforest Animals List. There is no doubt that the tropical rainforests of the world are in danger. Every hour approximately six species of life in our tropical rainforests are destroyed. Experts agree that the number one cause of extinction in the tropical rainforest is due to the destruction of the tropical rainforest environment. ~ Jason Albright We human beings do believe in equality, don't we? How else would you explain humanity's penchant for equally destroying Nature by mercilessly exploiting various different ecologies and biospheres under the guise of advancement and progress when all that is advancing and progressing is mankind's own selfish ends.

Or so we believe - you see, it's interesting to note how often we fail to see the bigger picture! Tropical rainforest biome project by jacob snider on Prezi. Why are rainforests important? Tropical Rainforest Animals List.