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Identifying the Rainforest The Mt Keira rainforest is located in Wollongong, New South Wales in Australia. The Mt Keira rainforest is what we call a subtropical rainforest. There are four types of rainforest: Tropical, subtropical, warm-temperate and cool-temperate. Tropical rainforests have generally have a warmer climate than subtropical rainforests. Warm-temperate rainforest are slightly cooler than subtropical rainforests, and cool-temperate rainforests have very cool climates, i.e. Canada...

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Rainforests

Rainforests February 18th, 2013 Mr. Zanardo AJ D’Orazio CGF 3M Grade 11 Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems on earth. They only cover about 6% of the Earth surface but they contain more than half of the world’s animal and plant species. Rainforests are described as a tall but dense jungle. It is called a “rain” forest because of the high amount of rainfall it gets per year. There are two different types of rainforests Tropical and Temperate. A tropical rainforest is located...

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Rainforests

TMA 04 Rainforests have been declining rapidly over the last few decades. There are various factors responsible for this decline, resulting in serious impacts on the environment and the economy. Critically discuss the causes of deforestation and solutions to it. Deforestation refers to the destruction of large areas of natural forests resulting in serious irreversible damage. Forests are crucial factors to our existence and because of the time it takes to replace harvested trees, they must...

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Rainforests

Period 2 4-11-12 They Should Be Saved Rainforests cover about six percent of the world. Millions of tribal people inhabit these rainforests. A little less than fifty percent of the world’s animals and insects live in the rainforests. Although rainforests seem so important, they are being destroyed at an alarming rate today. Humans should stop cutting down rainforests because destroying them causes plants and insects to become endangered and there is also a great supply of fruit and nut trees...

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Rainforest Animals

Rainforest Animals Many people love animals. I can’t necessarily teach you about all of the animals in the world, so I’ll just teach you about the animals from my favorite place, the Rainforest! Frogs [pic] We will start our journey with The Poison Dart Frog. Before I tell you any information about it. I will tell you about its classification. • Kingdom: Animalia • Phylum: Chordata • Class: Ampidibia • Order: Anura • Family: Dendrodatide ...

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The Amazon Rainforest

An issue in the world today that is extremely troubling is the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. The world’s largest remaining natural resource is at risk of total destruction. This beautiful South American forest represents 40% of the continent and 54% of the total remaining rain forests that are left. It covers nine of the countries in South America which include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname. From May 2000 to August 2006, approximately 150...

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rainforest and grassland

disturbances acting on the two sampling sites. II. Methodology In order to determine and describe the plant species composition of a tropical rainforest and tropical grassland, to compare the diversity of the two sampling sites,to identify the most dominant species in each site and the disturbances on the two sampling sites, the composition of a tropical rainforest and a tropical grassland biomes were observed. A relatively flat area within the forest of Mount Makiling, Los Banos Laguna was located and...

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The Borneo Rainforest

The Borneo Rainforest is located in Borneo which is the third largest island in the world and is located north of Java, Indonesia, at the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia. The Rainforest is 130 million years old, which makes it the oldest rainforest in the world. The Borneo rainforest is one of the only remaining natural habitats for the endangered Bornean Orangutan. It is an important refuge for many endemic forest species, including the Asian Elephant, the Sumatran Rhinoceros, the...

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The Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest in Brazil Location The Amazon Rainforest is located in South America, south of the Equator It covers 2.1 million square miles of land. The longitude and latitude of the Amazon rainforest is longitude = 71 degrees, 45’ and 55”W and latitude = 15 degrees 31’ and 05”S. Biotic Components Animals -- boa constrictor -- toucan -- poison dart frog Plants -- ferns -- algae -- rattan palms Abiotic Components The Amazon Rainforest has a rainy and dry season. The annual rainfall...

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Amazon Rainforest

Rainforest Case Study: The Amazonian Rainforest Habitat types of the forest: Over half of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil but it is also located in other South American countries including Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana. The rainforest is made up of several different layers. These include: The emergent layer Most of these trees are broad-leaved, hardwood evergreens. There is a lot of sunlight here, these trees receive the most, and...

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