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Rain Forest. By: Emily Pharr Mrs. Akers’ Homeroom. Deforestation. Rainforests once covered 14% of Earth’s land surface; now Rainforests cover 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.

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By emily pharr mrs akers homeroom

Rain Forest

By: Emily Pharr

Mrs. Akers’ Homeroom


Deforestation

Deforestation

  • Rainforests once covered 14% of Earth’s land surface; now Rainforests cover 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.

  • Nearly half of the world’s species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation.

  • Experts estimates say that we are losing 137 plant, animal and insect species every single day due to rainforest deforestation.

http://en.wikipedia.org


Animals of the rainforest

Animals Of The Rainforest

  • The rainforest is home to more than half of the world’s animals.

  • All different kinds live there. Toucans, Macaws, Monkeys, Poison- arrow frogs and more.

  • The region Central America was once entirely covered with rainforest, but large areas have been cleared for cattle ranching and for sugar cane plantations.

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/ personnel/krubal/rainforest/ Edit 560s6/www/animals.html


The layers

The Layers

  • The tallest trees are the emergents, towering as much as 200 ft. above the forest floor with trunks that measure 16 ft. around.

  • The Canopy Layer is the primary layer of the forest and forms a roof over the 2 remaining layers.

  • Little sunshine reaches the Understory Layer so the plants have to grow larger leaves to reach the sunlight.

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/whlayers.html


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