What is a rainforest?Tropical rainforests are forests with tall trees, warmclimates, and lots of rain. In some rainforests it rainsmore than one inch nearly every day of the year!
Where are rainforest found?Rainforests are found in the tropics, theregion between the Tropic of Cancer and theTropic of Capricorn, just above and below theEquator . In this tropic zone the sun is verystrong and shines about the same amount oftime every day all year long, keeping theclimate warm and relatively stable.
Why are rainforest important? Rainforests: help stabilize the world’s climate; provide a home to many plants and animals; maintain the water cycle protect against flood, drought, and erosion; are a source for medicines and foods; support tribal people; and are an interesting place to visit
Why do rainforests have so many kind of plant and animal? Tropical rainforests support the greatest diversity of living organisms on Earth. Although they cover less than 2 percent of Earth’s surface, rainforests house more than 50 percent of the plants and animals on Earth. Here are some examples of the richness of rainforests: Rainforests have 170,000 of the world’s 250,000 known plant species. the United States has 81 species of frogs, while Madagascar, which is smaller than Texas, may have 500 species.