100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

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100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

100 Facts Rainforests – Bitesized Facts & Awesome Images to Support KS2 Learning

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Compounds in rainforest plants are already used to treat malaria, heart disease, bronchitis, hypertension, rheumatism, diabetes, muscle tension, arthritis, glaucoma, dysentery, and tuberculosis, among other health problems. While species everywhere are known for utilizing symbiotic relationships with other species to survive, the biological phenomenon is particularly abundant in rainforests. While tropical rainforests are the best-known type of rainforest and the focus of this section of the web site, rainforests are actually found widely around the world, including temperate regions in Canada, the United States, and the former Soviet Union. Each book is filled with a rich visual display, from jaw-dropping photographs and labelled diagrams to cutaways and detailed illustrations, to reinforce and strengthen a child’s understanding of new or complex ideas.

The temperate rainforest is less sunny and gets less rainfall than its cousin — the tropical rainforest. It stretches for 23,300 square miles across North America, encompassing the Tongass National Forest and the Great Bear Rainforest. Where can you find an antelope the size of a rabbit, a snake that can fly, or a spider that eats birds? year-round, animals don’t have to worry about freezing during cold winters or finding shade in the hot summers.

Each layer experiences different levels of light, water and air, and plants and animals have adapted to survive in each specific layer. According to rainforest facts, these ecosystems are not only found in areas with high levels of annual rainfall. Tropical rainforests can be found close to the equator, where the temperatures are warmer, while temperate rainforests can be found in cooler coastal areas north or south of the equator.

NID cookie, set by Google, is used for advertising purposes; to limit the number of times the user sees an ad, to mute unwanted ads, and to measure the effectiveness of ads. They also cool and regulate local micro-climates limiting the Earth’s reflectivity that stabilizes ocean currents, wind, and rainfall patterns.

An alien-looking plant that doesn’t need sunlight to survive reappeared in Malaysia a century after it was first documented.

Many of the world's most popular spices come from the rainforest, including cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper. There are tribes of people living in the rainforests that have never had contact with the world outside of their villages. Other species such as the golden toad, whose entire population lives on one mountain in Costa Rica, could become extinct within seconds from a bulldozer’s crush.Cultural value: Rainforests have a rich cultural history and are home to many indigenous communities who have lived in harmony with the rainforest for generations. This can involve a range of techniques, including reforestation, ecological restoration, and agroforestry.

It is estimated that around half of ALL of the animal species on earth are found in the rainforests. Considering how much of our medicines are has been discovered in the rainforests, they certainly seem to have a lot more to offer. Species like the saber-toothed tiger have died off from their failure to adapt to a changing environment. Although they cover less than 2 percent of Earth’s surface, rainforests house more than 50 percent of the plants and animals on the planet. This can be done for many reasons, such as clearing an area for farming, logging for wood, mining, settlement and roads.This is why it is important now more than ever to action to preserve this amazing forest and all that it has to offer. A free trade agreement with China is awaiting approval in Ecuador’s National Assembly, but some lawmakers are reluctant to pass it due to new policies that could lead to pollution, deforestation and a decline in endangered species populations. Not only do they regulate global temperatures, they also cool and regulate local micro-climates and limit the Earth’s reflectivity—which in turn stabilizes ocean currents, wind, and rainfall patterns. The Atlantic forest, which stretches along Brazil’s southern Atlantic coast, has experienced severe deforestation over recent decades due to expanding cities and agriculture, a result of more than 70% of the Brazilian population living in and around the forest. Everyone can make a difference, and when you think about it – you have to be the change that you would like to see in the world, and if you do this and set a great example, others will do the same.



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