Saving Forests Page Content These nature-based initiatives aid in global mitigation efforts by preserving or restoring standing forests, which absorb massive amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.[Click to enlarge & view our slideshow] Protecting forests has always been central to CI's mission. Now it is more important than ever. Did you know the burning and clearing of forests contributes approximately 16 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and fuels climate change? Human activity is the main cause of deforestation, usually tied to economic development, increasing consumption rates – in both developed and developing countries – and extractive industries such as logging. Pristine jungles are burned and cleared for farming and ranching, or for plantations to produce biofuel crops. Science in Action: Putting out Fires The loss is irreplaceable. Forests also are important ecosystems in the balance of nature, providing a multitude of resources and services essential to all people.
Most Endangered Species in Amazon Rainforest Man is hell bent on destroying the environment in the name of ‘development’ without realizing that that it’s leading to the extermination of several species from our forests. It has been stated that over half of the globe’s animals are living in rain forests. With the fast disappearance of these amazon rainforests several of these endangered animals. Animals & plants need a specific environment so that they can stay alive- there needs to be sufficient water, food & shelter…more importantly there must be an equilibrium b/w prey & predator, so that the population doesn’t explode or vanish! image credits The chief reasons for species becoming endangered are: Low levels of inherent variabilityDestruction of ecosystemPoor dispersion abilityPollutionRequirement for large areaHunting & fishingPopulation being concentratedExotic species being introducedGlobal warmingMigration over long distances Given under is a list of the endangered species in the Amazon rainforest: Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey:
Pacific Island National Parks Rainforest Biomes The tropical rain forest is a forest of tall trees in a region of year-round warmth. 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. Rainforests now cover less than 6% of Earth's land surface. A tropical rain forest has more kinds of trees than any other area in the world. About 1/4 of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants. All tropical rain forests resemble one another in some ways. Despite these differences, each of the three largest rainforests--the American, the African, and the Asian--has a different group of animal and plant species. Layers of the Rainforest There are four very distinct layers of trees in a tropical rain forest. Plant Life The air beneath the lower canopy is almost always humid. Animal Life
Endangered Rainforest Animals Animals are categorized under endangered species if they are at risk of becoming extinct either because of their few numbers or due to the change in the environmental condition. As per the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) data, about 40 percent of the total organisms are on the verge of extinction in the near future. In 1963, the IUCN created the Red Data List of more than 15,500 species, after evaluating the extinction risk of various species and subspecies worldwide. This list is also known as IUCN Red List of Threatened Species or IUCN Red List. Among the many ecosystems, rainforests are those forest areas that are characterized by heavy rainfall (1750 - 2000 mm). Types of Endangered Rainforest Animals Gorilla Scientific Name:Gorilla gorillaIUCN Red List Category and Criteria: Critically Endangered A4cde ver 3.1 Sumatran Orangutan Scientific Name:Pongo abeliiIUCN Red List Category and Criteria: Critically Endangered A2cd ver 3.1 Javan Rhinoceros
AMAZON RAINFOREST ANIMALS Caiman lizard eye. Amazon Rainforest - © Steve Geer/Istockphoto Amazon rainforest is home to many strangest looking, largest and smallest, loudest and quietest, more dangerous and least frightening animals on Earth. In fact, both the Andes mountain range and the Amazon rainforest are home to more than half of the world's species of flora and fauna. The following list of Amazon rainforest animals - in no particular order - is an introduction to some of the most beautiful and, in some cases, most dangerous creatures of the jungle. Your next adventure travel to South America or jungle trekking experience will be better prepared and more enjoyable overall by getting acquainted with them. Amazon Rainforest Animals: Golden Lion Tamarin. Tremendously reach in animal life, the Amazon rainforest ecosystem is populated by insects, arachnids, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Spider monkey: Inhabits the canopy of the rainforest eating fruits, seeds and leaves. Photo Credits: Choose Your Language
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