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Where can you find an antelope the size of a rabbit, a snake that can fly, or a spider that eats birds? All in tropical rainforests, of course!
Tropical rainforests are home to the largest and the smallest, the loudest and the quietest of all land animals, as well as some of the most dangerous, most beautiful, most endearing, and strangest looking animals on earth.
The Amazon jungle is the world's largest tropical rainforest. The forest covers the basin of the Amazon, the world's second longest river. The Amazon is home to the greatest variety of plants and animals on Earth. 1/5 of all the world's plants and birds and about 1/10 of all mammal species are found there.
Companies should be made to plant new trees after they cut old trees down.
We should not buy these animals, since that encourages other people to bring in more animals.
They are aware that taking action could lead to their arrest or even the loss of their lives, but they know that if they do nothing, the rainforest could be lost forever.
Foundation buys large areas of rainforest to protect the species that live there.
It owns and manages seven reserves in Ecuador, with another two planned.
With every £25.00 collected, they can buy one acre of land.
The Rainforest Café in London, is currently raising funds to buy its own large area of tropical forest .
Dian Fossey dedicated her life to saving Rwanda's mountain gorillas. Today, the organization she founded continues her efforts to save the last remaining gorillas of Central East Africa.
5 Things to save the rainforests
Matching Pairs Game
pdf: Vanishing Animals
When writing a diamond poem, words should form a diamond shape.
We must shield it from the logger’s saw,
The following paintings are by Henri Rousseau, a French artist (1844-1910).
Henri Rousseau was a self-taught Sunday painter who retired from his job as a customs officer at the early age of 49.
He was completely self-taught, so his painting technique was different to other artists. He painted each colour one by one - first the blues and then the greens and so on - and he painted from the top to the bottom of the canvas.
How would you describe his style?
Can you paint a picture of a rainforest, showing the diversity of wildlife in the rainforest in a similar style?
Help save the Rainforest
They climb trees up to 100-feet tall and cut out small pieces of leaves. They then carry these fragments, weighing as much as 50 times their body weight, back to their homes.
Sometimes they need to travel 200 feet, equal to an average human walking about 6 miles with 5,000 pounds on his or her back! The
forest floor is converted to a maze of busy highways full of these moving leaf fragments.
These ants don’t eat the leaves they have collected, but instead bury them underground. The combination of leaves and
substances that the ants produce such as saliva allows a type of fungus to grow. This fungus is the only food that they need to eat.
Buenaventura – the richest ornithological site in south west Ecuador and also home to Puma, Ocelot and Howler Monkey.
Mountain gorillas live in groups that contain one or two adult males (ages 12 years or older, called silverbacks), several younger males (called blackbacks), adult females, juveniles and infants.
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How charities provide practical support in developing countries to enable access to water. The importance of clean water to our well being.
The Earth in Our Hands
How deforestation and burning fossil fuels is harming the environment. How to reduce our ‘carbon footprints’.
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