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  1. 1. GIMNASIO CAMPESTRE BETH SHARON
  2. 2. MARIQUITA - TOLIMA COLOMBIA APRIL 22, 2009 GIMNASIO CAMPESTRE BETH SHARON MARIQUITA AND ITS TROPICAL RAIN FOREST
  3. 3. IMPORTANCE OF THE TROPICAL RAIN FOREST <ul><li>THE WEATHER IS REGULATED BY THE FOREST </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE GROUND IS KEPT BY THE FOREST
  5. 5. The Forest provides conditions to sustain life for many things 1 2 3 4 5
  6. 7. MARIQUITA’S TOWN FOREST <ul><li>Elevation </li></ul><ul><li>1600 ft. </li></ul><ul><li>Precipitation: </li></ul><ul><li>60 inches or rain a year </li></ul><ul><li>Relative Humidity: </li></ul><ul><li>70% Location: </li></ul><ul><li>North of Tolima, Central region of Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>WEATHER </li></ul><ul><li>Tropic Warm Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Average 85 degrees </li></ul>
  7. 8. Mariquita is a town deep in between the Andes Mountains, right in the center of Colombia, about 120 miles from the capital, Bogotá. Important Spanish settlements were located here due to its vicinity to the Magdalena river, the country´s largest. And it´s unique Biodiversity. Today Mariquita is visited by tourists, attracted to its unique nature places, like the Medina Waterfalls. Colonial architecture landmarks. Ant the country´s first treasury department museum
  8. 9. ECONOMY <ul><li>Agriculture : Fertile lands suitable for the growth of fruit trees, such as sugar cane for the panela industry. Cattle : The town has above 26145 cattle heads. Fish Breeding : This is a strongly growing practice in Mariquita. </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit Commerce : </li></ul><ul><li>Since this town has great variety of fruits, their commerce is made trough the processed juices, yogurts, and salads   </li></ul>
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  10. 11. THE FOREST <ul><li>Cradle of the First Botanic Expedition lead by Scientist Mutis on 1831. </li></ul><ul><li>In the forest inhabit over 1500 plant species reported back then. </li></ul>
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  16. 17. PROBLEMS OF THE FOREST <ul><li>Urban Settlements near to the Forest. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong use of the hydro resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of protection programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation for future exploits. </li></ul>
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