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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Now we are... Tropical Rainforest Biome The Tropical Rainforest Biome is an ecosystem that covers about 7% of the Earth's surface. They are found all over the worldbut the majority of the tropical rainforest lies in South America in Brazil. Warm and wet describes the tropical rain forest climate. The Average annual temperature is above 20'C; there is never frost. Rainfall varies widely from a low of about 250 cm of rainfall per year to about 450 cm/year. That means a range of about 8 to 14 feet of rain per year. Tropical rainforests support a greater number and variety of animalsthan and other biome. One of the reasons for this great variety of animals is the constant warmth. Tropical rainforests also provide a nearly constant supply of water and a wide variety of food for the animals. Small animals, including monkeys, birds, snakes, rodents, frogs, and lizards are common in the tropical rainforest. Many of these animals and a multitude of insects never set foot on the ground. More than two thirds of the world's plant species are found in the tropical rainforests: plants that provide shelter and food for rainforest animals as well as taking part in the gas exchanges which provide much of the world's oxygen supply.Rainforest plants live in a warm humid environment that allows an enormous variation rare in more temperate climates: some like the orchids have beautiful flowers adapted to attract the profusion of forest insects. The Tropical Rainforest made up 14% of the Earth's surface, now there are only about 6% left that covers the land. This 6% of land features mountains, valleys, flood plains, streams, rivers, and a little bit of wetlands. It also contains high and lowlands, beaches, as well as some karsts.  The Amazon basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon drainage basin covers an area of about 6,915,000 km2 (2,670,000 sq. mi), or roughly 40 percent of the South American continent. It is located in the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Most tropical rainforest soils relatively poor in nutrients. Millions of years of weathering and torrential rains have washed most of the nutrients out of the soil. More recent volcanic soils, however, can be very fertile. Tropical rain forest soils contain less organic matter than temperate forests and most of the available nutrients are found in the living plant and animal material. Nutrients in the soil are often in forms that are not accessible by plants. Vegetation Clearing;MiningLoggingFarmingTourismDiebackMinesAre all examples of vegetation clearing in tropical rainforests like the Amazon rainforest (Brazil), New Orleans and Indonesia. Some major issues are; LoggingAgriculture-Shifted CultivatorsAgricultures-Cash Crops & Cattle RanchingFuel woodLarge DamsMining and IndustryColonisation SchemesTourism Some logging companies are now restoring the rainforest by cutting less trees and replanting or planting new ones to grow back. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Facts You May Not Know About The Tropical Rainforest BiomeRainforests are very important because the water they produce is evaporated and then used as rain in other areasInsects make up the majority of the living creatures in the rainforest.The droppings of birds in the tropical rainforest grow into new plants.Rainforest provide people with many cooking spices such as vanilla, allspice and black pepper.
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