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The Rainforest

  1. 1. Rainforests By Samantha
  2. 3. What is a rainforest? <ul><li>A rainforest is a large area of land with lots of lush, green vegetation. </li></ul><ul><li>They also receive very high quantities of water per year. </li></ul><ul><li>This also gives the Rainforest its name. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Location of some rainforests <ul><li>Central America </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Australasia </li></ul>
  4. 5. Animals of the Rainforest <ul><li>Rainforests are home to millions of different types of animals, birds, reptiles and insects. </li></ul><ul><li>All of them are special and unique. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of them are: </li></ul><ul><li>Jaguar </li></ul><ul><li>Macaws </li></ul><ul><li>Orangutans </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Eel </li></ul><ul><li>Fairy Bluebird </li></ul><ul><li>Antelopes </li></ul><ul><li>Bonobos </li></ul><ul><li>Congo peafowl </li></ul><ul><li>Poison Arrow Frog </li></ul><ul><li>Boa Constrictor </li></ul><ul><li>Butterflies </li></ul>
  5. 6. Plants of the Rainforest <ul><li>2/3 of the worlds plant species are found in rainforests. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the plants in rainforests need lots of water. </li></ul><ul><li>Some different species of plants in Rainforests are: </li></ul><ul><li>Bromeliads </li></ul><ul><li>Epiphytes </li></ul><ul><li>Saprophytes </li></ul><ul><li>Buttress Roots </li></ul><ul><li>Lianas </li></ul><ul><li>Orchids </li></ul><ul><li>Carnivorous Plants </li></ul>
  6. 7. Climate and Rainfall <ul><li>Most Rainforests in the world are very humid. </li></ul><ul><li>The average temperature is usually around 18˚C. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the year some rainforests can reach rainfall levels of up to 2000mm. </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Rainforest Layers <ul><li>The rainforest is separated into four layers. </li></ul><ul><li>They are: </li></ul><ul><li>The Emergent Layer </li></ul><ul><li>The Canopy </li></ul><ul><li>The Understorey </li></ul><ul><li>The Forest Floor </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Destruction of Rainforests <ul><li>Rainforests are very beautiful but they are unfortunately being cut down for wood and land. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainforests once covered 14% of the Earth’s land surface now ,they only cover 6%. </li></ul><ul><li>Most rainforests are cleared by chainsaws, bulldozers and fires. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Why are rainforests so unique and valuable? <ul><li>They provide much of the worlds oxygen. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainforests hold a lot of plants that can be used in every day medicines. </li></ul><ul><li>They are one of the most beautiful forms of mother nature and should be preserved for millions of others to see. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of species of birds and animals are found in rainforests. If they all disappeared who knows how many species we would have left. </li></ul>
  10. 11. What can we do to help save rainforests? <ul><li>Recycle everything you can: newspapers, cans, glass bottles and jars, aluminum foil, motor oil, scrap metal, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Use cold water in the washer whenever possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Store food in re-usable containers, instead of plastic wrap or aluminium foil. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't leave water running needlessly. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Thank you for watching my presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope you enjoyed it !!!!!!! </li></ul>
  12. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Images: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>