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(Stevenson Press, 1996)There are two types of rainforests: tropical and temperate. Tropical rainforests are found in 85 countries around the world. ... In 1990, tropical rainforests totaled some 1.7 billion hectares." ... Temperate rainforests are much younger than their tropical relatives. ... Temperate rainforests are much more scarce than tropical rainforests. ...
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Tropical Rainforest Biome ReportThe tropical rainforest is truly the world's most complex and diverse biome in both structure and species diversity. ... Even though the rainforest benefits man and the earth, it is being destroyed by ruthless and reckless people.A tropical rainforest can be defined as woodland characterized by lush vegetation and high temperature and rainfall through out the year. ... The vegetation of the tropical rainforest is ever present, but usually does not get the chance to become very thick because there is not enough light on the floor of the forest. ... The brom...
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Tropical rainforests cover 5 to 6 percent of the earth's surface and they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Many ecologists, scientists, and even rock stars and countless other people all over the world have formed groups to help ease the destruction of the tropical rainforests. ... In the past, the people that are native to the tropical countries where the rainforests exist have cut down the trees in order to build homes, furniture, and to use as firewood. ... The tropical rainforest basically functions as the respiratory system, or lungs, for the Earth and it regulates the p...
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However, it is obvious that the area of tropical Rainforest is diminishing and the rate of tropical Rainforest destruction is escalating worldwide, despite increased environmental activism and awareness.OutlineIntroductionA. ... However, it is obvious that the area of tropical Rainforest is diminishing and the rate of tropical Rainforest destruction is escalating worldwide, despite increased environmental activism and awareness. ... Thus just three Asian countries consume nearly 80% of all the tropical woods logged from the Rainforest and must bear a heavy responsibility for its destr...
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The Amazon, the largest area of continuous tropical rain forest in the world, is greatly cherished for its abundance of plant and animal diversity. Destruction of the tropical rainforests that take place today in Rondonia is caused by a government movement. ... The one most dredful irony the fact of cutting down the rainforest creates a national globel problem for example , the rain forest keeps the ground from drying out. ...
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Rainforest Destruction:The Amazon"We as humans have the capability of either preserving of destroying the rainforest. ... This report talks about rainforest destruction towards the largest rainforest on earth, the Amazon. ... According to the Rainforest Action Network, one can make $6,820 annually if rainforest is sustained and harvested for fruits, latex, and timber. ... Sadly, scientists say that most of the tropical rainforest ecosystems will be destroyed by the year 2030 unless something is changed.ReasonsBrazilBrazilian GovernmentThe Brazilian government is in trouble, financially wise. ....
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The facts are out there, and the results of continued deforestation of tropical rainforests are very real and becoming more evident everyday. ... There are dozens of beneficial reasons for protecting this land from deforestation, but I will touch on a two that I feel are particularly critical.Medicine - The abundant botanical resources of tropical rainforests have already provided considerable medical advances, yet only one percent of the known plant and animal species have been examined and researched for the medicinal potentials. ... Shamans have also helped modern scientists to discover ...
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Tropical Rain Forest BiomeThe tropical rain forest biome is at least 65 million years old. ... For instance tropical deciduous forests and tropicalmonsoon forests have a different appearance and structure, than tropical rainforests. ... Tropical rainforests are found in the Congo basin of Africa, Madagascar, South America,Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and Oceania. ... Besides the true tropical rain forest, there are other tropical rain forestcommunities. ... Ecologists and other scientist agree that the tropical rainforest is essential to the survival of our planet. ...
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The species of the rainforest just continue to drop to lower numbers, each and every day.The rainforest is also getting destroyed by consumers wanting products from their. ... Even hardwood floors contain tropical rainforest wood. ... This is also robbing the rainforest of its time here on earth. ... Most of the oxygen comes from our rainforests. ... We also will see many less greedy people in our world because they will be buying other products and not the products that came from the rainforest, or involved cutting down the rainforest. ...
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The destruction of the rainforests is happening at a great rate and must be stopped now. ... Congress, Al Gore , says 1/ "The devastation of the rainforest is just unbelievable. ... Tropical rainforests cover only seven percent of the earth. ... "Half of the earths biological diversity is harbored by the rainforests, according to some.5/ "The rainforest houses around 80 percent of the worlds insects. ... pg. 62-63 "Rainforest S.O.S." ...
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Rain forests are found in temperate climates as well as tropical climates, but tropical rain forests only grow in a narrow band around the equator. (Caufield)In order to better understand tropical rain forests, you should know that there are many different types of tropical rain forests. ... In most rainforests, there are very little nutrients in the soil. ... Due to the unique climate in a tropical rainforest, most of these plants and animals are only found in specific tropical forests.Another unique type of lowland forest is the limestone forest. ... It is definitely time to appreciate an...
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Without the rainforests, our diets would be limited and bland.In addition to our diet, the rainforests have aided our advancements in medicinal treatments. ... Furthermore, the main ingredient in birth control pills came from tropical rainforest plants. ... Deforestation rate for Amazon Rainforest deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest, particularly between 1992 and 1994. ... From studies of global climate influences, many scientists "believe that the tropical rainforests of the world contribute to stabilizing the climate on earth by absorbing radiation from the sun" (Hui). ... As part of ...
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I live in the rainforest, and I love it. ... Usually rainforest grow around the equator, because they thrive in warm, and wet weather. The rainforest's get about 80-160 inches of rainfall per year. ... That about concludes the information about my home, the tropical rainforest. ... Well I hope you enjoyed the information I gave you on my home and I hope you learned a little about the tropical rainforestBibliography Comptons Encyclopedia 99'...
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Scientific Method - Deforestation in Rhondonia, BrazilObservation: In one of the major regions of deforestation, the province of Rhondonia, Brazil, the rainfall has been severely and or completely stopped.Theory:As the tropical rainforest of Rhondonia, Brazil is leveled for farmland, rainfall is significantly and directly reduced. ... The measurements will be taken at different stations in the rainforest. ... Four other stations will be located at the interior of the rainforest, and at least 50 miles from recent deforestation. After these measurements are taken, they will be analyzed in th...
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Scientific Method – Deforestation in Rhondonia, BrazilObservation: In one of the major regions of deforestation, the province of Rhondonia, Brazil, the rainfall has been severely and or completely stopped.Theory:As the tropical rainforest of Rhondonia, Brazil is leveled for farmland, rainfall is significantly and directly reduced. ... The measurements will be taken at different stations in the rainforest. ... Four other stations will be located at the interior of the rainforest, and at least 50 miles from recent deforestation. After these measurements are taken, they will be analyzed...
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In the late 1970's, IBAMA- Brazil's Environment Agency was set up to try and prevent the burning of the rainforest. ... In the rainforest these areas are replaced with grassland or cropland, which exposes the soil to the tropical, hot, humid and extremely wet climate, thus the litter rapidly decomposes, due to the high amounts of bacterial activity. ... In 1983, the International Tropical Timber Organisation was set up, to unite timber exporters and conservationists, but it estimates that out of 828 million hectares of productive tropical forest, only about 1 million hectares are man...
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It is called a tropical rainforest, and it is found in many countries around the world. Tropical rainforests are where you come across armies of ants, bird-eating spiders, giant earthworms, and squawking parrots, along with snakes gliding through the air. ... Many people all over the world believe that the tropical rainforests are in danger of being destroyed. ... In addition to wood products, tropical forests give us a wide range of non-timber forest products. ... Most of the assistance to rainforests however has been more towards the forest industry development operations, or agroforestr...
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Rain forests may be grouped into two major types: tropical and temperate. ... Is economic advancement more important than the preservation of the rainforest. ... They say that the tropical rainforests coverseven percent of the earth and hold just about half of the world's animals.Also there is data that there may be about ten percent of useful Amazonplants now, and scientist's think that also there may be a cure for the AIDSvirus. These are some of the medicines that come from the rainforest. ... The United States cancer society has discovered thatthree thousand plants that are found...
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Today the tropical woodland is the theme and setting for popular movies such as the Medicine Man, and Arachnophobia. ... The immense trunks from the tropical trees provide homes for millions of insects and animals. ... "At a snap of the fingers, an acre of tropical rain forest literally disappears" (Gay 11). ... At this rate of deforestation, all tropical rain forests will be gone in a very short amount of time. ... "Numerous environmental groups worldwide call for boycotts of rainforest timber in order to slow down forest devastation" (Mitchell 23). ...
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Half man and half beast. This is what is usually said about the gorilla. They say that the gorilla is related to us. You can find mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes, which are located on the boundaries of Zaire, Rwanda, and Uganda. The Virungas are 600 miles of tropical rainforest. Y...
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Half man and half beast. This is what is usually said about the gorilla. They say that the gorilla is related to us. You can find mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes, which are located on the boundaries of Zaire, Rwanda, and Uganda. The Virungas are 600 miles of tropical rainforest. Y...
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The Amazon supports approximately 300 million hectares of tropical forest, the largest single area of tropical forest communities in the world (Fig. 2). ... Based on estimates of 1% annual tropical forest loss, the Amazon may be losing as many as 11 to 16 species per day (Wilson 1989), and the resulting ecosystems are often highly degraded (Buschbacher 1986). ...  What does the world stand to lose by watching the destruction of tropical forests? These are some of the most hotly debated environmental questions today, leading to several international conventions like the recent United Na...
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For information see the Chico Mendes.Central to this drama was the lingering presence of Mendes himself, the rubber tapper turned ecologist whose attempt to save the rainforest ultimately cost him his life. ... Rainforests that nature had taken millennia to create were burned off for fields and pastures that quickly eroded away. ... Even now, years after Mendes raised public awareness of the plight of the rainforest and its impact on global warming, the fires still rage on. Today only a fraction of the Amazon rainforest remains. ... Ranging from Bishop's own tersely eloquent summation of ...
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Some facts about rain forests are, "Tropical rain forests occupy about 7 percent of the earth's surface but harbor as much as 50 percent of the world's plant and animal species. ... At the current rate of deforestation, tropical rain forests could be wiped out in 177 years. Less than 5 percent of the world's tropical rain forests are protected within national parks and reserves (Steve Grant, 2)". ... An analysis of satellite by the EDF indicates that burning of rainforest land in Amazon increased 28% from 1996 to 1997 (Amazon rainforest, 1). ...
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Coral reefs are arguably the world's most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the oceans, because of the rich diversity of life they support. Scientists have not yet finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the cor...
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