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The Rainforest is the Earth's oldest living ecosystem, which is
home of a immense variety of plants and animals. These breathtaking ecosystems
cover only 6 % of the Earth's surface but yet they count with more than a half
of the world's wildlife species!
A Rainforest can be described as a tall, dense jungle. The reason it is called a
"rain" forest is duet to the high amount of rainfall that reach per year. The
weather of the rainforest is very hot and humid and the animals and plants that
live have to know how to adjust to this climate.
Rainforest of the World
Situated on the southwest coast of Africa. There has been lost part of its
large pieces of tropical rainforests duet to of “political instability and the
poverty.” also there is a grand demand for rainforests to be cut down as use as
wood or fuel. The rainforest gave as a result the cause of soil erosion.
Located on the west coast of Africa. Nowadays it has lost most of its large
rainforests because of harvesting and clearing for agriculture.
* South America
Almost 40% of all the tropical rainforest in the world are in the Brazilian
Amazon. This is the largest country in South America, has perhaps the best
opportunity remaining to save large tracks of tropical rainforest. Brazil still
has over 772,200 square miles of frontier forest.
the forest in this country seems to be situated at the end of the Earth.
They form a connected island in the far reaches of the southern hemisphere, with
the Pacific Ocean at the west, the Antarctic Ocean at the south, and the Andes
Mountains for the east.
There is approximately 37% of old growth forests, which equally means close
to twenty million acres. The majority is tropical rainforest situated at the
east of the Andean Mountains. Also is found more than twelve thousand plant
species, in this rainforest.
Rainforests of Peru contain 15,000 flowering plant, 1000 bird and 200 mammal
species, including spider monkeys, yellow tailed woolly monkey, three toed
sloths, tapirs, manatees, spectacled bears, otters, jaguars, pumas, caymans ans
One of the rainforest areas in Asia is called Malaysia. It holds many protected
environments. Some of them are Kinabalu Park, Gunung Mulu Park, Taman Negara
Park, and Bako Park. These parks are found in Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Taman Negara is home to more leopards than any other Malaysia rainforest. Taman
Negara is a safe forest that tourists like to explore in. There are over 10,000
species of plants, 250 kinds of birds, and about 70 different mammals along with
over 50 different types of reptiles in Taman Negara.
Tropical & Temperate Rainforest
There are two main kinds of rainforests
Tropical Rainforest and temperate Rainforest. Those share certain
characteristics and both are rich in plant and animal species.
|They grow in hot places near the Equator
||They grow in cool places
|Most of the animals live in the canopy layer
||Most of the animals live on the forest floor
|Location: They are located in a broken band
around the equator called the tropics. They are found in four main
regions: West Africa, including Madagascar; Central and South America;
etc. The Largest rainforest are located in Brazil; south America, Zaire
In Africa and Indonesia y South Asia.
||Location: They are found near large bodies
of water, such as Oceans and Seas. They are found along Coastal areas of
Chili, Great Britain; Norway, Japan, New Zealand and South Australia.
The World’s largest are found around Pacific Northwest of North America,
Stretching all the way from Alaska to Oregon,
|Seasons: They do not have a dry season.
||Seasons: They have different seasons like
warm summers and cool winters
|Temperature: The temperature is always
warm. The average range between 68 degrees and 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
(20 degrees to 29 degrees Celsius)
||Temperature: the temperature ranges from 80
degrees Fahrenheit to freezing
|Rainfall: The average is 80 to 100 inches
||Rainfall: The average is about 100 inches
|Largest: the Largest tropical rainforest is
the Amazon, also known as the Amazonia in South America.
||Largest: the Largest temperate rainforest
is the Tongrass National Park in Alaska
|Fruits: Avocado, Fig, banana, mango and
||Fruits: Apple, Blueberry, pumpkins.
|Amphibians: Poison Arrow Frog, red eyed
||Amphibians: Bullfrog, spring peeper, tree
|Birds: American kestrel, cattle egret,
cockatoo, hummingbird, toucan, parrot, pelican, quetzal, scarlet macaw,
rainbow lorikeet, red-tailed hawk, wood thrush
||Birds: American Crow, American kestrel,
black capped chickadee, blue jay, hummingbird, north cardinal, northern
parula, red-tailed hawk, rock dove, veery, wood thrush.
|Reptiles: Anaconda, boa constrictor,
||Reptiles: Garter snake, rattlesnake
|Insects: Leaf cutter ants, bees, large stag
beetle, colorful katydids
||Insects: Carpenter ants, mosquitoes.
|Mammals: Anteater, chimpanzee, deer mouse,
flying foxes, howler monkey, jaguar, kinkajou, ocelot, tamarin monkey
||Mammals: black bear, badger, beaver, deer,
mouse, gray squirrel, little brown myotis bat, lynx, moose, muskrat,
weasel, white tailed deer.
|Trees: Cacao tree, cecropia tree, kapok
tree, teak tree, strangler fig tree
||Trees: American beech, paper birch, red
maple, red oak, sugar maple.
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The Amazon Rainforest
It is well known that the Amazon is the lungs of the world, vegetation, and it
is estimated that the first inhabitants of the Amazon basin arrived between 7000
and 5000 a. C., and the oldest remains of pottery found in the Ucayali region
and date from 2000 BC. C. However, the lack of archaeological remains, in part
by the rapid disintegration of the waste in the climate of tropical rainforest
and the lifestyle of these cultures, generally semi-nomadic, has hampered the
chronological study of the cultures of the Amazon.
The Amazon Biome is virtually unrivalled in scale, complexity and opportunity,
and truly is a region distinguished by its greatness.
Not only does the Amazon contains the largest tropical rainforest in the world,
also is home of at least 10% of the world’s known biodiversity, including
endemic and the endangered flora and fauna, The Amazon River flows for more than
6,600 km and with its hundreds of tributaries and streams contains the largest
number of freshwater fish species in the world.
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Amazon River Facts
Amazon Rainforest Map
Amazon Basin and Amazon Biome
The Amazon Biome, is defined as the area covered predominantly by dense moist
tropical forest, with relatively small inclusions of several other types of
vegetation such as savannas, floodplain forests, grasslands, swamps, bamboos,
and palm forests. The Amazon basin has over six million square kilometers,
divided between overseas countries of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and
Venezuela. This is a tropical jungle very sparsely inhabited by the human.
Peruvian Amazon Rainforest
Peru's Amazon Rainforest sustains the World's richest biodiversity, in
particular within the Manu, Pacaya Samiria, and Tambopata natural sanctuaries.
The Records include over 700 bird species, 1200 butterfly species, 90 mammal
species, 120 reptile and amphibian species and innumerable insect species. Over
400 bird species have been recorded in these areas and there are places where it
is possible to see over 100 species in a day.
Manu National Park-Amazon Rainforest
The Manu National Park is situated about 300km from the city of Cusco and forms.
The Manu National Park is probably the most biologically rich region of the
Amazon Rainforest. More than 15,000 plant species grow in Manu, and as much as
250 varieties of trees have been found in a single hectare. Animal biodiversity
is equally impressive:
Some 1,000 bird, 200 mammal, and 100 reptile species find shelter within its
Black caimans, woolly monkeys, harpy eagles, Andean cock-of-the-rocks, giant
otters, jaguars, and anteaters are some of the most intriguing and beautiful
that inhabits the park's habitats.
Although neither tourism nor tourist lodges are allowed in the park itself,
visitors can stay in authorized lodges in the Cultural Zone, where several
wildlife reserves, lodges and camps are open to the public.
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