Rain forest:. What is the Rain forest? Why is it so valuable? Why is it in trouble? How can we save the rain forests? By Marla Thomas. What is the Rain forest?. WHAT IS A RAIN FOREST?
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What is the Rain forest?
Why is it so valuable?
Why is it in trouble?
How can we save the rain forests?
By Marla Thomas
On the outside, a rain forest has a wall averaging 20 feet thick that is made of a tangle of vines that love light. This wall seals off the interior creating the illusion that the whole jungle is this thick. But if you find an animal path or stream to follow, you can slip through and enter this mysterious world.
Once you're inside, you can look up and see a tree canopy that's as high as a 17 story building! And it's pretty dark too, a perpetual twilight. Only 1% of the sunlight ever actually touches the floor of the forest. And moonlight, even a full moon, doesn't get through at all. You'd better have a flashlight with you if you plan on reading any comics.
Rain forests have different layers that support different animals and insects. Some plants and animals occupy specific layers, while others live and feed wherever they can.
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In addition to being one of our most precious natural resources, tropical rain forests are among the most endangered habitats on earth. It is vital that everyone understands how important forests are. If we destroy them, we are in danger of causing great havoc on the planet.
Causes of Deforestation:
·* clearance for roads and railways
·* forest fires
·* mining and drilling for fuel wood
·* international timber trade
·*collection and clearance for living space
Humans already have destroyed half of the rain forest area, with most damage occurring in the last 200 years.
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